Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Racial Equity Funding

Unrestricted grants for small and local charities that are led by and for members of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities who are providing support to people from specific minoritised communities to overcome 11 complex social issues as determined by the Foundation. These are:

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

Applicants must have an income between £25,000 and £1,000,000. Successful applicants will receive:

  • Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000
  • Support from the Foundation’s regional managers who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational development support to help meet identified needs.

Applications will be accepted from registered charities that are led by and for members of specific Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities (more than half the Trustee Board must self identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.

Charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) that are registered with the Charity Commission and operate mainly in England and Wales are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • A registered charity number (this can be a CIO).
  • An annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million in the last set of accounts published on the Charity Commission website.
  • Its own bank account.
  • A track record of working with people aged 17 or older, who are facing complex issues as listed by the Foundation. The only exception is charities working with young parents.
  • Been delivering services for more than a year in England and/or Wales.
  • Free reserves of less than 12 months.
  • A Board of at least three unrelated Trustees.
  • A safeguarding policy in place.
  • One of the Foundation’s regional priorities at the time of submitting the application.

Applications can be submitted at any time as there are no closing dates. For more information on the fund see their website http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk. Otherwise contact the fund at 0370 411 1223 or enquiries@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

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