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New fund to benefit d/Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations launched by Lloyds Bank Foundation

07 June 2023

This year, 40 eligible charities will receive an unrestricted grant of £75,000 over three years

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New £3m racial equity fund launched by Lloyds Bank Foundation

30 March 2023

Around 40 grants will be awarded to focus on immediate and long-term support to help people experiencing inequity because of their race or ethnicity.

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New £1.8 million grant fund to influence national policy launches

16 March 2023

Charitable organisations seeking to influence and achieve change in national policy and practice in relation to accommodation, social security and refugees and asylum seekers can apply for funding

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

How do we prioritise what we do when we can’t reach everyone?

03 March 2023

It’s the existential question all charity leaders face. Or should

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Rachel Cain

Sharing insights on the (in)adequacy of social security

31 January 2023

Rachel Cain from our Policy Team explains one of the ways we have been sharing evidence with MPs to advocate for change in social security

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Chief Executive Paul Streets

COVID-19 has left many of us re-examining what we do

07 December 2022

But funders do appear to be better prepared to respond the cost-of-living crisis than before the COVID-19 pandemic

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Applications open: Lloyds Bank Foundation gives £5.5m to small specialist charities

29 November 2022

Specialist charities with an annual income between £25,000 and £500,000 can apply for a three-year, unrestricted grant of up to £75,000

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Gary Beharrell

Charity concerns over rising inflation and utility bills

03 November 2022

Our Regional Manager, Gary Beharrell, shares his recent conversations with charity partners facing increased pressures

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You cannot go it alone

01 November 2022

How bringing together a variety of diverse voices and minds to work together can help achieve sustained change.

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Ngozi Lyn Cole and Bonnie Chiu: Two years later

26 October 2022

Bonnie Chiu and Ngozi Lyn Cole reflect on the Foundation's racial equity journey, two years on.

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