In our upcoming Meet the Funder event, Get Grants will be joined by Peter Cunnison from the Lloyds Bank Foundation team to explore their current grant programme 'The Specialist Programme’

The themes covered by this grant are:
• Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
• Asylum seekers and refugees
• Domestic and sexual abuse
• Homeless and vulnerably housed
• Offending, prison or community service
• Sexual exploitation
• Trafficking and modern slavery
• Care leavers

The funding is for organisations supporting people (17 years and older) who are experiencing complex social issues resulting in a significant impact on their lives. As ‘specialist organisations’, applicants need to demonstrate the following:
• In-depth services, rather than short-term or one-off support.
• Holistic and person-centred services.
• Personal plans in the form of written or electronic records of every person being supported, noting progress against activities.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is an independent charitable trust funded by Lloyds Banking Group. They partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. Through funding for core costs, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, the Foundation helps charities make life-changing impact.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation currently support charities with annual incomes of £25,000 to £1m that are helping people to overcome complex social issues. They currently offer unrestricted grant of £50,000 plus access to an additional range of professional development support

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and receive insights direct from Lloyds Bank Foundation about their grant programme.
The event offers the opportunity to:
• Receive useful information about funding opportunities through Lloyds Bank Foundation.
• Develop an understanding of the professional development support that is available through the Foundation alongside a grant
• Ask questions and get answers directly from the funder.
• Listen to advice that will benefit writing your funding application.
• Gain an insight into the decision-making processes led by Lloyds Bank Foundation.

About Get Grants:
Get Grants are the grant funding experts, providing practical support, advice, and information to grant fundraisers. Our team has over 20 years working in both grant fundraising and grant giving. Uniquely, we share insights into how decisions are made by funders with an understanding of the challenges faced by fundraisers. Based in the West Midlands, Get Grants provides a range of consultancy services and training for both grant fundraising and grant giving organisations all over the UK.

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