Funders Spotlight: Lloyds Bank Foundation - regional priorities

Lloyds Bank Foundation is open for applications for funding and support, with unrestricted grants of £50k available over two years, plus additional support to develop the organisation. There is no deadline, however the current programme closes July 29th. A decision on applications will be given within four months.

In 2022, the foundation is looking to award grants to around 16 small and medium sized registered charities in the North East and Cumbria. To manage demand, it is continuing its policy of setting out regional priorities to make sure that its portfolio is equitably distributed across its complex social issue priority areas and its racial equity strand, so that charities don't spend time in applying if they stand little chance of being awarded funding.

Whether your charity can apply to the Foundation this year depends on which local authority you do the majority of your work in, and the complex social issue you are working to address. In the North East and Cumbria, these are the following issues and local authority areas the Foundation is funding at the moment:

  • Addiction and dependency (except in Cumbria and Stockton on Tees)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers (except in North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland)
  • Care leavers (except in Cumbria and County Durham)
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homelessness (except in Carlisle and South Tyneside)
  • Mental health (except in County Durham, Cumbria, Darlington, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, South Tyneside, Stockton, Sunderland)
  • Offending, prison or community service (except in Newcastle and Northumberland)
  • Racial equity (charities led by and for people from Black, Asian and minoritized ethnic communities)
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents.

To discuss a possible application please contact Neil Shashoua, the Foundation’s Manager in the North East & Cumbria at