Lloyds Banking Foundation Funding

Everything You Need to Know About the Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation, established in 1986, is an independent charitable trust who support small and local charities that are helping people overcome a range of social issues.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Where is the money from?

The charity is funded by the Lloyds Banking Group.

What funds are available?

The Lloyds Bank Foundation offers two grant programmes. One for core costs, and another for developing your charity.

Who qualifies for the funds?

The Lloyds Bank Foundation only provides support to Charities or Charitable Incorporated Organisations with an income of between £25,000 and £1 million, who are registered with the Charity Commission.

What types of projects work best?

The foundation provides long-term funding for charities working with people aged 17+ to overcome complex social issues such as addiction and dependency, asylum seekers and refugees, care leavers, domestic and sexual abuse, homelessness, learning disabilities, mental health, and many more.

How can I apply and when?

Applications for the Enable and Invest programmes open from late August to early October – check the website for details.

Thomas’ 3 Top Tips For Applying

The Lloyds Bank Foundation grant schemes support many projects aimed at overcoming complex social issues.

To access funds you must be able to demonstrate that you have a proven track record, and a solid idea that you are capable of delivering.

  1. Check your eligibility

The eligibility criteria for funding from the Lloyds Bank Foundation are strict and so it is critical you check their guidance.

Before you invest any time in documenting your proposal and completing the application, identify which grant suits your project and read the guides provided.

  1. Have a clear proposal

The Lloyds Bank Foundation requires you to identify the social issue your project addresses and who the work supports. Check their guidance for the Enable and Invest programmes.  

As with any successful application, you must clearly identify the following:

  • What is the problem/issue/situation, how you know it exists, and who is it affecting?
  • What is the aim of your project, how will you deliver it, how much will it cost, and what will a successful outcome look like?
  • How will you track the progress of the project and evaluate its success?
  1. Check the details

Ensure you have supplied all the documentation required and the application is written using simple language and free from errors.

Ask someone else to review the proposal as your own mistakes are harder to spot, preferably someone who is unfamiliar with your organisation or project to make sure you’re getting the message across clearly.

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