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Lloyds Bank Foundation: Racial Equity stream

The Foundation supports charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues.

They offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.

This year, at least 25% of the grants made will go to charities led by-and-for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Under the Racial Equity funding strand, the Foundation supports charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

The scope of ‘Minority Ethnic communities’ includes those that have historically experienced marginalisation, racialisation, oppression and prejudice. Therefore, also in scope is work that benefits Jewish communities, Gypsy & Traveller communities and some migrant communities.

Your charity will support people from specific Black, Asian or minority ethnic communities to overcome any of the following 11 complex social issues:

  • Addiction and dependency
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homelessness and vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

This funding is right for you if you can demonstrate that some of the services you provide are in-depth, holistic and targeted at a particular complex social issue. You’ll also be able to tell them about the needs of the community you serve, and how you’ve identified these.

Unfortunately, they are unable to support purely second-tier or infrastructure organisations, nor can we support organisations whose activities are purely campaigning.

There is no closing date for applications. They aim to give you a decision within four months.

Read more and apply here.