Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales - Racial Equity Funding

No deadlines mentioned. Unrestricted grants of up to £50,000 for small and local registered charities that are led by and for members of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities who are providing support to people from specific minoritised communities to overcome complex social issues as determined by the Foundation.

The Foundation’s Racial Equity funding strand is aimed at charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.

The charity must have a focus on supporting people from specific Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities to overcome any of the following 11 Complex Social Issues:

  •  Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Homeless and vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

The funding is intended for charities that can demonstrate that some of the services they provide are in-depth, holistic, and targeted at a particular Complex Social Issue.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000
  • Support from the Foundation’s regional managers who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational development support to help meet identified needs.

This strand of funding does not support purely second-tier or infrastructure organisations, or organisations whose activities are purely campaigning.