Funding Timetable

In our new strategy we promised to reach further with our grant making, to make sure we funded charities for longer, with more money and fewer restrictions on how you spend it.

We also promised to make applying for grants as quick and easy for you as possible, so we’ve closed applications for our larger (Invest) grants until September, while we refine and simplify our processes.

In the meantime, we’re welcoming applications for our Enable programme until Saturday 31st August, to help you strengthen your charity or pilot new work. 

When can I apply?

We’ll reopen for Invest applications in September, so you can revisit the website then, or sign up here to receive a notification when we reopen.

Will the same charities be eligible?

We’ll still be focusing our grants around our 11 chosen complex social issues using the same guidelines, so if you help people facing these issues and meet the criteria you will be able apply.

In future though, we’ll try to be as transparent as possible by indicating how likely we are to fund you before you spend a lot of time applying.

What does it mean to get a grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation?

We’re developing our approach to grant-making to help reduce the time it takes you to apply, and to help us better understand your development needs alongside the work you do.

We’ll remain committed to working closely with charities we partner with, offering you the freedom to do what you do well already, but also the support to grow stronger for the future. This mean a more joined-up process to better understand your overall investment needs, whether they include core or project costs, ‘funder plus’ support and/or capacity to improve your organisation.

As is currently the case, there will be no obligation to take up these extra offers – unless something feels right for your organisation.

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in learning events and network groups to make important links across the sector and share knowledge and ideas with others.

Notify me when grants reopen


Current Funding Round:


Assessment visit period: our Grant Managers will visit all charities whose applications were successful in the first round, before progressing to the second stage of assessment. If your application was unsuccessful in being brought forward to the second round, we will let you know as soon as possible

15 April - 31 May 2019

Notification:Final funding decisions following our Panel will be communicated by this time 2nd August 2019 

 * Please check back regularly to confirm key dates - these may sometimes change due to unforeseen circumstances *


Please note:

If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll let you know as early as we can.

If your charity is invited to progress to the second application stage, your local Grant Manager will be in contact, and will usually visit your charity, during the assessment visit period. We therefore ask that you are available to meet during the dates outlined above.