The Lloyds Bank Foundation

Aims/priorities: They work with hundreds of small and local charities helping people dealing with complex social issues that don’t have simple solutions. Problems such as poor mental health, homelessness and dependency. They fund charities helping people whose lives are significantly affected by these complex social issues:

  • Addiction or dependency on alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Homelessness/vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

They support charities with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support. They offer unrestricted funding, including around core costs, and tailored development support to help your charity be more effective. Their funding process considers local need, the prevalence of eligible small and medium-sized charities in the area, the nature of the region and the balance of their portfolio.

Who can apply? Registered charities/CIO’s with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million in the last set of accounts published on the Charity Commission website.  Must have less than 12 months free reserves and delivering services for at least one year.  Must also have a robust safeguarding policy.

Grant amount: Unrestricted grants of £50,000 over two years. Expecting to award 190 charities (probably 14 per regional area). 

The Foundation has ringfenced 25% of its funding to charities led by, and which support, minoritised and racialised communities. The Foundation has announced that by the end of Spring 2021, it will open its Racial Equality strand of funding.

Application process: Online eligibility quiz and those who are eligible will be directed to the application form.  Applications once received will be checked by a grants officer, if eligible, you can expect a call from the regional manager to have a discussion and to arrange a meeting.

Deadline: There is no closing date for applications. When they receive your application they'll aim to give you a decision within four months.

Contact information: Tel 0370 411 1223, Email

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over £25,000
Charitable Company
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Health and Wellbeing
Women and Girls
Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities