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Lloyds Bank Foundation awards £2.4m to charities influencing and improving national policy and practice

30 November 2023

Funding of £2.4 million to support 18 projects focused on influencing and improving national policy and practice in social security, support for refugees and asylum seekers and housing.

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Paul Streets, CEO Lloyds Bank Foundation

The quiet tenacity of small charities

29 November 2023

Paul Streets visited addiction charity High Level (Northern) Trust where he meet staff and the people they support that showed how small charities are filling the gaps when society fails to provide.

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Peoples and Communities Online Event Screenshot

Learnings and reflections from three years of working with people and communities

28 November 2023

Our online event attracted over 120 people who are involved or interested in bringing about systemic change in their communities. We summarise their views on how to bring about local change.

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People from communities at a workshop meeting for local change

How we evaluated the first three years of working with communities

21 November 2023

Helen Highley shares how consultancy Brightpurpose have been evaluating the Foundation’s work to strengthen local services and systems in six communities across England and Wales. 

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New Report Shares Key Lessons from Communities Rethinking Local Services

16 November 2023

The ‘Learning from the First Three Years of Working with Communities' report looks at the past three years of the work of six local communities and what has been learnt.

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People at charity Triangular in Gateshead

Black and minoritised ethnic led charities receive £3m in funding thanks to Lloyds Bank Foundation

09 November 2023

Black and minoritised ethnic led charities receive £3m in funding thanks to Lloyds Bank Foundation

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How we’ve responded to feedback from small charities…

07 November 2023

Through regular monitoring, evaluation, and learning from our work we aim to improve our support to small and local charities.

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Trustee visit to modern slavery charity Ella's

06 November 2023

Charlotte Davis, Human Rights Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, shares her experience of being a trustee for modern slavery charity Ella’s

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People in a workshop at charity Handcrafted

Lloyds Bank Foundation opens £6.3m funding to specialist charities

18 October 2023

Small specialist charities supporting people to overcome complex issues are invited to apply for unrestricted grants of £75,000 alongside a range of tailored development support.

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Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation

Hope and optimism in Great Yarmouth

16 October 2023

Our Chief Executive, Paul Streets, recently visited the town and saw some of the community-led solutions to homelessness.

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