Posted November 2, 2023



Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Funding Programme for Specialist Small Charities Opens 1 November

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales’ new funding programme offers three-year unrestricted grants of £75,000 with tailored development support aimed at helping to strengthen charities and build the knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff and trustees.

In addition, grants of up to £500 are available for groups who need accessibility support to apply for this programme. The grant will help fund the cost of support, such as a scribe or BSL interpreter.

Registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations operating mainly in England and/or Wales who are helping people living in England and/or Wales may apply.

The funding is for small, local, specialist charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000 who are providing in-depth services in one of the following eight themes:

  • Addiction
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Care Leavers
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Offending
  • Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The foundation wants to partner with charities that show they:

  • Understand the makeup of the communities they support and work with.
  • Recognise the people in those communities who experience inequity.
  • Proactively reach and engage with people to address the inequity they experience.
  • Are inclusive and make people feel welcomed, valued and that they belong.

There will be a free webinar on 9 November 2023 (10:30 to 12:00pm).

The eligibility quiz and guidelines are currently available on the Lloyds Bank Foundation of England and Wales website.

Applications open from 10 am on 1 November 2023.

Further details can be found here: Apply for funding under our Specialist Programme (

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 25 January 2024, 5pm

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