Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.
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.
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.
Through funding for core costs, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, the Foundation helps charities make life-changing impact.
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The applicant organisation needs to have:
1. A registered charity number (this can be as a CIO);
2. A Board of at least three unrelated Trustees;
3. An annual income of between £25,000 and £1m;
4. Its own bank account
5. Free reserves of less than 12 months’ operating costs;
6. At least one set of annual accounts published on the Charity Commission website, having been delivering services for more than a year in England and / or Wales;
7. A track record of working with people aged 17 and over;
8. A safeguarding policy in place;
9. Met one of the Foundations regional priorities at the time of submitting the application;
10. No current, live grant with Lloyds Bank Foundation.
At least 25% of all funding this year will be allocated to charities led by and for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, building on the Foundation’s commitment to racial equity as outlined in its strategy.
The funding will be open year-round, meaning charities can apply at a time that suits them and will not be restricted by deadlines.
The Foundation awards grants of up to £50,000 over 2 years.
Applications for the Foundation’s 2021 grants programme will open from 4th March at 11am and will remain open for the rest of the year.
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