14 February 2022
Lloyds Bank Foundation Welcomes Applications for Unrestricted Funding
Funding for small local charities tackling complex social issues across England and Wales.
Charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million can still apply for unrestricted grants of up to £50,000 and accompanying development support from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.
Eligible charities must demonstrate a track record of undertaking work related to the following Complex Social Issues:
- Addiction and dependency.
- Asylum seekers and refugees.
- Care leavers.
- Domestic and sexual abuse.
- Homelessness and vulnerable housing situations.
- Learning disabilities.
- Mental health.
- Offending, prison or community service.
- Sexual exploitation.
- Trafficking and modern slavery.
- Young parents.
Two-year funding is available for core organisational costs which are related to the day-to-day running of the charity. Consideration will only be given to requests for core costs where over 50% of the charity’s work and expenditure meets the Foundation’s criteria. Funding is also available for costs associated with the direct delivery of the charity’s work.
The Foundation has introduced regional priorities to ensure that its portfolio of grants is equitably distributed across the 11 complex social issues and the regions in England and Wales. This means the size of grant a charity can apply for, or whether they can apply at all at the moment, depends on Local Authority and the complex social issue the charity’s work is addressing.
Applications can be submitted at any time.