Lloyds Bank Foundation is open for applications for funding and support, with grants of £50,000 of unrestricted funding over two years plus additional support to develop your charity. There is no deadline for applications and they promise to give you a decision within 4 months of receiving your application. Their current funding programme closes on 29 July 2022 so you’ll need to apply by then.
In 2022, the Foundation is looking to award grants to around 16 small and medium sized charities in the North East and Cumbria, with an income of between £25k and £1m.
To manage demand for its grants, it is continuing its policy of setting out ‘regional priorities’ to make sure that its portfolio of grants is equitably distributed across its complex social issue priority areas and its racial equity strand, so that charities don’t spend time in applying if they stand little chance of being awarded funding. Whether your charity can apply to the Foundation this year depends on which local authority you do the majority of your work in, and the complex social issue you are working to address.
In Stockton, these are the following issues the Foundation is funding at the moment:
- Care leavers
- Domestic Abuse
- Offending, prison or community service
- Racial equity (charities led by and for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities)
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Sexual abuse and exploitation
- Trafficking and modern slavery
- Young parents
You can apply and find the Foundation’s full eligibility guidance at https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-fund and if you’d like to discuss a possible application please contact Neil Shashoua, the Foundation’s Manager in the North East & Cumbria at email@example.com