Lloyds Foundation Grants – updated funding stream now live

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Following on from our previous article, the Lloyds Foundation have now updated their funding streams and guidance.

Who they fund

They support charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support with long-term funding and tailored support to develop.

Their funding priorities for 2020

In 2020, they will only be able to make around 170 new grants to small charities in England and Wales, half of which will be for £100,000 over three years, and the other half for £45,000 over three years. They fund charities who work on specific complex social issues relating to one of the following areas:

  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Mental health
  • Homelessness and vulnerably housed
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Care leavers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Addiction or dependency on alcohol, drugs, substances and/or gambling
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents
  • Asylum seekers and refugees

The charities’ work must be:

  • In-depth
  • Holistic and person centred
  • Targeted
  • Supporting a journey of change

You can find out more here on what these terms mean.

Funding deadlines