Lloyds Bank Foundation England and Wales reopens for applications

2 December 2019

Lloyds Bank Foundation has reopened for applications. Updated criteria are now available.

Registered charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million can apply. Charities must be tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse and have a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change.

Please note that grants are not available for significant capital purchases (including vehicles) or building work.

News from the funder:

"Core funding grants are now available for small and local charities through a new simplified, more flexible and transparent approach.

"We have refined and improved our approach to funding to better help you be stronger and more effective.

"This new approach involves:

  • A continuously open application process, rather than in rounds, so that charities can apply for support whenever they are ready.
  • Clearer turnaround times for when a decision on funding will be made from the initial application.
  • Grants worth up to £45,000 and £100,000 available over three years that can be used entirely for core costs, with charities able to flex how much they spend each year.
  • An eligibility checker which takes less than five minutes to complete, which will tell you whether your charity is currently able to apply for support and, if so, for how much.
  • Support from the Foundation’s regional managers and access to the Foundation’s ‘Enhance’ organisational development programme, helping charities to become more resilient and sustainable."

"Eligibility criteria has been developed to ensure the Foundation can respond to areas and issues where need is greatest by analysing the number of eligible small and medium-sized charities in a given area, specific local needs and the size of the Foundation’s current investment in each issue and region."


Please read the new eligibility criteria. You need to meet all the criteria. Ineligible applications will not be considered.

To start an application, choose the priority your work mainly focuses on:

On each priority page, there is an expression of interest form to complete. If the application is eligible, the funder will send you a short form.


Email enquiries@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk or telephone 0370 411 1223.

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