The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme with a focus on new complex social issues.
The Foundation offers two grants programmes to charities in England and Wales, one of which is the Enable Programme which provides smaller short-term grants to strengthen charities and CIOs working with people aged 17 years and older who are facing one or more of the specified complex social problems covered under the Enable Programme.
Grants are available for up to a total £15,000 across one or two years and can fund opportunities for charities to develop, or trial new approaches to service delivery, so they can become more effective in their work. This could be, for example, to improve their capability in areas such as business development and planning, monitoring, leadership and governance and communications. An Enable grant could put charities in a stronger position to deliver services and attract more volunteers, funding and support.
Charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) that are registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales can apply so long as their income is between £25,000 and £1 million and they have been delivering direct services for at least one year.
Organisations must be working with people aged 17 years and older who are experiencing complex social issues resulting in a significant impact on their lives. Applicants need to demonstrate:
Their work should address the following complex social issues:
There are a number of restrictions, and applicants should carefully read the new guidance notes.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.