Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Funding Programme for Specialist Small Charities Opens 1 November

Development support and funding for small, local, specialist charities supporting people facing complex issues in England and Wales to help them overcome their most pressing organisational challenges.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales’ new funding programme offers three-year unrestricted grants of £75,000 with tailored development support aimed at helping to strengthen charities and build the knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff and trustees.

In addition, grants of up to £500 are available for groups who need accessibility support to apply for this programme. The grant will help fund the cost of support, such as a scribe or BSL interpreter.

Registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations operating mainly in England and/or Wales who are helping people living in England and/or Wales may apply.

The funding is for small, local, specialist charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000 who are providing in-depth services in one of the following eight themes:

  • Addiction
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Care Leavers
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Offending
  • Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The foundation wants to partner with charities that show they:

  • Understand the makeup of the communities they support and work with.
  • Recognise the people in those communities who experience inequity.
  • Proactively reach and engage with people to address the inequity they experience.
  • Are inclusive and make people feel welcomed, valued and that they belong.

There will be a free webinar on 9 November 2023 (10:30 to 12:00pm).

The eligibility quiz and guidelines are currently available on the Lloyds Bank Foundation of England and Wales website.

Applications open from 10 am on 1 November 2023.

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