Lloyd’s Bank Foundation Offering Local Collaborations Grants (England and Wales)

Funding to support partnerships to influence locally and regionally on major social issues.

The latest programme of funding from Lloyd’s Bank Foundation England and Wales will support local collaborations led by small charities working to:

  • Make the social security system work better for people facing the greatest challenges.
  • Make sure people facing complex issues have access to suitable accommodation.
  • Improve support and services for asylum seekers and refugees.

The fund offers grants of £100,000 over two years, with the opportunity to extend this by an extra year and an additional £50,000.

To be eligible, collaborations must:

  • Have at least three organisations in the partnership.
  • Want to influence an issue/challenge locally that aligns to the programme’s themes.
  • Support and enable people with direct experience of the issue to influence change.
  • Challenge discrimination and inequalities.
  • Be in a defined local or regional geography that makes sense for the work (town/city, local authority, across counties, region).

The applicant charity (the organisation that will receive the grant) must have an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million.

Grants can support a range of influencing activities such as research, policy development, analysis and activity at the local or regional level to engage decision-makers including local authorities, metro mayors, regional bodies, statutory agencies, housing associations, as well as the media and public. The funding cannot be used to cover service delivery.

There will be an information webinar on 13 July 2023, 10.30am to 12.15pm.

The deadline to apply is 22 September 2023 at 5pm.

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