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 such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.
Every year the Foundation makes grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.
The Foundation are accepting applications to their ‘Enable programme’ until August 31st and their larger grant making programme re-opens in November.
In Cardiff Central, the Lloyds Bank Foundation currently provides funding for:
Voices from Care: working to improve the lives of care experienced children and young people in Wales. The grant will fund the cost of the charity’s main office in Cardiff, enabling them to deliver services for looked after children and care leavers.
Welsh Refugee Council: providing education and training to enhance the knowledge and skills base of asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into their new lives in Wales. The Foundation’s grant will help the charity strengthen its core infrastructure with two new part time posts – and help them extend their work to include paralegal supervision work.
Safer Wales: supporting young people and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The grant will support the generalist services provided to some of Cardiff’s most vulnerable communities.
Cardiff YMCA: working with youth and people who are homeless, providing outreach and practical support. Their grant will fund their Young Adult Carers project, helping carers aged 17-25 to overcome barriers to employment and housing, and improve skills that are currently underdeveloped due to their caring roles.