Lloyds Bank Foundation to close its Enable grant programme (final deadline end of August 2019)

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has opened applications to the final round of its Enable grants programme, with £1.9m remaining to allocate.

The £1.9m will go to charities with an income of £25,000 to £1m for individual sums up to £15,000.

The final deadline for applications is the end of August 2019.

Funding is offered to smaller charities to improve systems or pilot new projects to make them more effective long term in dealing with social issues across England and Wales.

Paul Streets, chief executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation said “We know small and local charities are under real pressure, fighting to keep core services going, and are often less able to focus on their own development. By allocating funding specifically for this purpose, we are committed to making charities stronger and more sustainable for the long-term, affording them the headspace to evolve, try new things and cultivate effective and inspirational leaders across the sector.”

The Enable programme closes as part of wider changes within the foundation’s grant-making processes, following its 2018-2022 strategy, Reaching Further.

The Foundation, an independent charitable trust funded by Lloyds Banking Group, plans to launch its reconfigured funding programmes in the autumn of 2019.

More information is available on the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s website