Funding: Lloyds Bank Foundation – support for small and medium sized charities

Our ambition is to support small and medium-sized charities over the longer term. This gives the charities we partner with greater flexibility over how they use those resources, allows them to build an in-depth relationship with us and take advantage of the wide range of development support we offer.

We recognise that there are many charities out there who would like and would benefit from our support but, like any funder, we have a limit to the money we have available. In fact, in 2020, we will only be able to make around 170 new grants to small charities in England and Wales, half of which will be for £100,000 over three years, and the other half for £45,000 over three years.

Our new funding process considers local need, the prevalence of eligible small and medium sized charities, the nature of the region and the balance of our portfolio to date. The size of grant a charity can apply for depends on this information, which we review and update every six months and informs our online eligibility checker.

We work with hundreds of small and local charities helping people dealing with complex social issues that don’t have simple solutions. Difficulties such as poor mental health, homelessness and substance abuse. We fund charities helping people whose lives are significantly affected by:

  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Mental health
  • Homelessness and vulnerably housed
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Care leavers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Addiction or dependency on alcohol, drugs, substances and/or gambling
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents
  • Asylum seekers and refugees

More information: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-fund