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Lloyds Bank Foundation Restarts Call for Applications



The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is accepting initial applications this season for its Invest and its Enable grants programmes. 

Recently moving from a rolling grants programme to a grant rounds approach, The Foundation provides funding to charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) in England and Wales through the following two programmes:


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.


A smaller and shorter grants programme 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.

Applicants must be working with people who are 17 years or older, and experiencing disadvantage at one of the critical points in their life; this can include people who:

  • Have been abused or are at risk of abuse.
  • Are victims of sexual exploitation.
  • Are ex-offenders or those at risk of offending.
  • Are leaving care.
  • Are homeless.
  • Have learning disabilities.
  • Have mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Have addictions.
  • Are isolated and vulnerable.

The only exceptions are young people who are under 17 years of age and young parents or looked after children and disabled young people moving into independent living.

As well as being registered with the Charity Commission, eligible organisations would be seen to have a one year track record of direct service delivery and operate mainly in England and Wales.

Further qualifying details are available on their website.

The application deadline this season for the Invest Programme is 2nd May 2017.

The Enable Programme is now a continuous rolling programme; there is no deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.

For more details, and how to apply, go to the Foundation website


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