Unrestricted Funding for Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations in England and Wales

For a second year in a row, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales invites Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £75,000 over a three year period.

This year’s programme is aimed at registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Interest Companies (CICs) which are led by and working for Deaf and Disabled people. Their organisation will work directly with Deaf and Disabled people over the long term to support them to have more choice and control over their lives, access their rights and entitlements and challenge the barriers they face.

This programme offers organisational development support alongside a three-year grant of £75,000 (£25,000 per year). The grant will be unrestricted, so organisations awarded funding will be able to use the grant to support any costs that further their organisation’s social purpose.

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To be eligible, organisations must:

  • Be based and working in England and Wales or the Isle of Man. Most of the organisation’s time and money is spent on activities helping people living in these locations.
  • Have an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000 in the last set of published accounts.
  • Have a track record of delivering support, activity or services, for at least one year, to people aged 18 and over and must be currently delivering these services.
  • Be led by and working for Deaf and Disabled people. This means a majority (at least 51%) of Directors/Trustees and half (at least 50%) of staff, at all levels of the organisation, self-identify as Deaf and/or Disabled people. Priority will be given to organisations where at least 75% of their Directors/Trustees and 50% of staff self-identify as Deaf and/or Disabled people.

A live webinar will be held on 13 June 2024 (10:30 to 12 noon) to talk through eligibility, shortlisting and prioritising criteria for this programme and answer any questions live. Registration is required and can be done via the Foundation’s website.