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Reaching Further: Lessons for Funder Practice

Published: 2022

This report sets out eight lessons in funder practice from the work of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales from 2018 to 2022. During the five years of their strategy Reaching Further, the collision of unprecedented social, health and economic crises brought both the strength and fragility of civil society into sharp focus – funders and…

Smaller charities, SORP and issues of financial accounting and reporting

Published: 2021

This research is concerned with the use and impact of the Charities SORP on smaller charities across the three jurisdictions of the UK (England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). The report is structured around eight core research questions, with the findings from each research method synthesised to produce answers to these questi…

Charities responding to COVID: Summer 2021 Update

Published: 2021

This report builds two previous reports- published by Lloyds Bank Foundation in May and December 2020 respectively and how small charities have fared since the first national lockdown in March 2020. This provides a snapshot of the experiences of small charities throughout the crisis.

In it, Lloyds Bank Foundation share their findings of how ch…

Rebalancing the Relationship

Published: 2021

In 2018, NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a project to address competition and collaboration, particularly between organisations of different sizes delivering public service. The findings from this project and considerations for practice are laid out within this report and are based on significant engagement with organisations ac…

The Value of Small in a Big Crisis

Published: 2021

Three years on from the publication of the landmark independent ‘The Value of Small’ study, researchers from Sheffield Hallam, the Open University, IVAR and the University of Wolverhampton revisited the four case study areas during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The 2018 study found that small and medium-sized charities – those with an annual in…

Charities Responding to COVID: Winter 2020 Update

Published: 2020

This report captures the views and experiences of 180 small, local and specialist charities working in communities across England and Wales on the frontline of supporting people through COVID-19, lockdown and beyond. This is drawn from annual monitoring reports from the Lloyd Bank Foundation’s grant holders that were received between May and …

Charities Responding to COVID

Published: 2020

This report brings together original research from Lloyds Bank Foundation’s monitoring reports detailing the impact of COVID-19 on their grantees and applicants through regular contact with their Regional Managers.

These findings are based on conversations with over 300 charities and analysis of those responses to identify themes and trends as…

Transform: End of Programme Summary

Published: 2020

In 2017 Lloyds Bank Foundation established the Transform programme with the aim of influencing policy and strengthening infrastructure and innovation in the domestic and sexual abuse sectors.

It invested £1.6m to fund 16 projects which all aimed to create social change by influencing others – individuals, services and systems – to do things d…

The Social Process of Supporting Small Charities: An Evaluation of the Lloyds Bank Foundation Grow Pilot Programme

Published: 2018

This independent evaluation examines the support delivered by Lloyds Bank Foundation to ten small charities with a turnover of less than £75,000 across areas of high deprivation in Redcar ad Cleveland and Neath Port Talbot. This support aimed to help build capacity through business planning, marketing, fundraising, service evaluation and volun…

We still haven’t found what we’re looking for: Uncharted investment in Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Businesses

Published: 2017

This report aims to help community businesses understand their finance options beyond banks and social investment, including opportunities presented through the local community, friends and family, local authorities and other public bodies. Community businesses may also find that the terms of finance available from such sources have relatively …

Facing Forward: How Small and Medium Charities can Adapt to Survive

Published: 2017

Facing Forward was written by Charlotte Ravenscroft, Evidential Consulting, and describes 10 trends to watch in a changing operating landscape with recommendations on how small charities should respond. With the impact of Brexit, economic uncertainty and growing pressures on local government adding uncertainty for the future of small charities,…

More than Grants

Published: 2017

This series of publications examine how grant-makers can use their influence as funders to strengthen the charity sector. These evaluations include Why Grant Makers Must Learn New Tricks, How Funders Can Support Grantee Effectiveness and How Funders Can Use Their Influence For Good.

Trusts and Foundations have long played a key role alongside …


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