Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 available for small and local charities with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million who are helping people experiencing complex social issues.

Complex Social Issues are considered under the following categories:

  • Addiction and dependency
  • Assylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homeless and vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

Alongside unrestricted funding, successful charities will be supported by one of the Foundation’s regional managers, who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational development support to help meet identified needs.

Eligibility criteria

Your organisation needs to be:

  • A registered charity number (this can be as a CIO)
  • A Board of at least three unrelated Trustees
  • An annual income of between £25,000 and £1m
  • Its own bank account
  • Free reserves of less than 12 months’ operating costs
  • At least one set of annual accounts published on the Charity Commission website, having been delivering services for more than a year 
  • A track record of working with people aged 17 and over
  • A safeguarding policy in place
  • Met one of the Foundations regional priorities at the time of submitting
    the application
  • No current, live grant with Lloyds Bank Foundation

Applications for funding will remain open throughout the year and they aim to give you a decision within four months.

At least 25% of the £9.5 million awarded in grants this year will be ringfenced for Black, Asian and minority ethnic led charities. 

For more information visit the Lloyds Bank Foundation website