Lloyds Bank Foundation deadline

The next round for the Lloyds Bank Founmdation Invest and Enable grant is 4th March

Invest – a flexible, long-term core funding programme for charities delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These grants are from £10,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.

Enable – Not a small grant scheme; this programme is for charities that have identified clear development needs. This funding aims to help the organisations deliver their mission more effectively. These grants are up to a total £15,000 over two years.

Enable can fund a range of activity related to the development and improvement of the capability of your organisation, for example:

  • business and service developments and plans
  • development of monitoring systems
  • investigation of mergers, partnerships, shared services, contract diversification
  • consultancy support
  • quality standards
  • development of new income streams and enterprise

They only fund charities working with people aged 17 and over who are experiencing at least one of the following:

  • Have been abused or are at risk of abuse
  • Are victims of sexual exploitation or trafficking
  • Are ex-offenders or those at risk of offending
  • Are long term unemployed and are considered to be furthest away from the labour market
  • Are leaving care
  • Are homeless
  • Have learning disabilities
  • Have mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Have addictions
  • Are refugees or asylum seekers
  • Have caring responsibilities
  • Are older and are losing independence
  • Are isolated and vulnerable
  • Have severe financial difficulty as a compounding disadvantage

The only exceptions are people aged under 17 that are:

  • young parents
  • looked after children and learning disabled young people moving into independent living

They also expect the organisations we fund normally to be working with people experiencing multiple disadvantage at one of the critical points in their life – ‘transition points’. see website for full list

Full details here

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