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 grant making programmes until later this year while we refine and simplify our processes.
When can I apply?
We will accept applications again later this year — sign up to receive an alert when applications 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 our eligibility criteria you will be able to 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.
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.