Last Chance to Apply to Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Funding Strand

Small and local charities with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community overcome complex social issues have until 29 July 2022 to apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced that it is preparing to launch a new strategy in October which will result in a new funding programme opening later this year. To that end, it is closing to current applications at the end of July as it wants to ensure that all grants that are part of its 2018-2022 ‘Reaching Further’ strategy can be made this year.

Charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million may apply for an unrestricted grant of £50,000.

To be eligible, applicants need to be supporting people aged 17 years and older from specific minoritised communities to overcome any of the following 11 Complex Social Issues:

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

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000
  • Support from the Foundation’s regional managers who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational development support to help meet identified needs.

The funding is intended for charities that can demonstrate that some of the services they provide are in-depth, holistic, and targeted at a particular Complex Social Issue.

The deadline for applications is 29 July 2022 (5pm) with notification of a decision in four months.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)