Lloyds Bank Foundation (England and Wales)

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.

To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon improving the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.

 Programmes:

  • ENABLE – (open all year) A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need monitoring, communications etc. Grant of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation;
  • INVEST – (open for application 22 May – 16 June) A flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These are larger grants with the potential to fund for up to six years. However please note competition is extremely tough and it is advisable to speak to a grants manager first;
  • ENHANCE – provides an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, Lloyds Bank Foundation will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.

How to apply:

Lloyds Bank Foundation operate an online application process and encourage applicants to find further information on their programmes and strategy here.

For an informal discussion you can contact Gary Beharrell by phone 07734 973060 or by email: gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk