Lloyds Bank Foundation – Racial Equity Programme

We partner with small and local charities and communities working with people facing complex issues and barriers. Through unrestricted funding and support to develop, we work alongside those who understand the complexity of the issues people face or the barriers they experience and are best placed to make a genuine difference to people’s lives. 

This programme is aimed at registered charities and CICs which are led by and working with people who are experiencing economic inequity because of their race or ethnicity.

Your organisation will be led by the communities you serve, working with people over the long term to help them break free from poverty and achieve their potential. Your organisation will be directly delivering services that help people from racially minoritised communities experiencing significant economic disadvantage.

We believe small, local and specialist organisations play a unique role in helping people rebuild their lives. Their size and deep understanding of the complex issues people face make them best placed to reach, engage and support people and make an impact.

We want to ensure that the small and local organisations we support can thrive beyond the lifetime of our funding. Our programmes combine unrestricted funding with a breadth of tailored support aimed at helping strengthen charities and build the knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff and trustees. Therefore, this programme is for charities that prioritise their development. Learn more about what to expect from working with us in this way.

If you’re awarded a grant under this programme you will receive £75,000, over three years (£25,000 per year). The grants will be unrestricted, meaning that you will be able to use the grant to support any costs that further your organisation’s social purpose.

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2024 at 5pm

Guidance criteria and the eligibility quiz can be accessed here

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