Many small and local charities have played a key role in supporting disadvantaged people and communities throughout the pandemic, demonstrating tremendous energy, flexibility, and professionalism in their response. To help them continue to support the communities who need them most, the Foundation will award a total of £9.5m in 2021 to 190 small charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m across England and Wales. The Foundation’s priority is to reach those charities tackling one of 11 complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and domestic abuse, with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities.
The Foundation is also continuing its commitment to equitable funding, ringfencing at least 25% of its funding for charities led by members of minoritised communities. A separate funding strand for charities specifically working on racial equity will also open in the coming months to ensure that it can support those organisations and communities most in need.
Full details: We Fund (lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk)