Unrestricted grants for small and local charities that are led by and for members of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities who are providing support to people from specific minoritised communities to overcome 11 complex social issues as determined by the Foundation.
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. The Foundation partners with small and local charities across England and Wales, helping people overcome complex social issues, such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse. The Foundation helps those charities through long-term funding, developmental support as well as influencing policy and practice.
The Foundation relaunched its grants programme in early December 2019. The changes to the Foundation’s grant-making processes are part of its Reaching Further strategy for 2018-2022.
Objectives of Fund
The Foundation’s Racial Equity funding strand is aimed at charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.
The charity must have a focus on supporting people from specific Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic 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
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.
This strand of funding does not support purely second-tier or infrastructure organisations, or organisations whose activities are purely campaigning.