One of the country’s largest and most significant grant-providers, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has issued the following statement on its website:
“From 29th July 2022 we will be closed to new funding applications as we prepare to launch our new strategy in October 2022. We will be accepting new applications from eligible small and local charities up until 5pm Friday 29th July 2022. We aim to give all charities a decision within four months.
“We want to ensure all grants that are part of our 2018 – 2022 Strategy Reaching Further can be made this year. This enables us to prioritise the assessment of these applications while developing our new funding programme which will open later this year.
“We encourage all eligible charities to apply for an unrestricted £50,000 grant by 29 July. Alongside the funding, charities will have access to capacity building support from specialist consultants or colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group.
“If you would like to hear from us as soon as our funding reopens, you can sign up for our email alert here.”
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales supports small and medium-sized charities to recover and renew beyond the immediate crisis.
Alongside the funding, charities are supported by a Regional Manager, who will work with them to identify priority development needs and support them to access a wide range of organisation development support to meet those needs.
The Foundation supports charities that are addressing the following complex social issues:
o Addiction and Dependency.
o Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
o Care Leavers.
o Domestic Abuse.
o Homeless and Vulnerably Housed.
o Learning Disabilities.
o Mental Health.
o Offending, Prison or Community service.
o Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
o Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and
o Young Parents.
For further information about the Foundation’s funding priorities and details about how to apply, please visit its website.