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Lloyds Bank Foundation - Criminal Justice National Programme

Friday, 31 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Grants of between £30,000 and £300,000 are available for charities with clear plans and ability to influence positive change in policy and practice under the Foundation’s programme objectives. The funding is for work that is focused on people aged 17 years and older.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is seeking to fund work under the Criminal Justice National Programme which will achieve a positive impact on policy and practice around:

  • Supporting the specialist voluntary sector to operate, become stronger and to speak up within the current, very difficult, prisons and probation environment.
  • Improving the policy and operating environment for smaller charities, particularly by seeking to influence the new probation system. The Foundation has already begun work on building links between the Ministry of Justice and grant holders and engaging in discussions about the new probation system.
  • Influencing work further “upstream” in the criminal justice system to help divert and reduce people entering prison in the first place.
  • Influencing support for specific demographic groups within the criminal justice system.

Funding available

They are currently accepting expressions of interest for influencing activity which:

Aims to meet one of the objectives above, with a clearly defined influencing goal

Seeks to have a positive impact on the sector (either at a local, regional or national level) within 1-5 years

Adopts one of the following approaches:

  • Growing networks and partnerships
  • Building the evidence base and increasing knowledge
  • Promoting change through communications and policy work
  • Influencing the practice of others in the criminal justice system

How To Apply

The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 May 2019 with notification by 5 July 2019.

The first step in the application process is to send an outline Expression of Interest by email (policy@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk) to the attention of Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager at Lloyds Bank Foundation. Full details of what should be included in the expression of interest can be found in the programme brief on the Foundation’s website.


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