Our five-year strategy, Reaching Further, focused on strengthening small and local charities so they can help people overcome complex social issues. As this strategy comes to an end, we’re sharing eight key lessons the Foundation learned during this period.

The Covid pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement fell midway through our strategy. The work of the frontline charities we partner with was transformed virtually overnight, and we adapted to meet the changing needs of charities. Not starting with a blank sheet of paper, but a rapid reimagining what funding, development and influence needed to look like to react to a rapidly changing environment. 


A learning report will be shared during this event that sets out these eight lessons, drawing on from the programme of monitoring, evaluation and learning undertaken by the Foundation from 2018 to 2022 alongside the reflections of the staff team.  


We want to highlight the changes to our ways of working that have most helped us in our mission, those we think would be most useful to funders and others who support charities, and the ones that will best prepare us for crises ahead.

Who is this event for? 

This event is aimed at all those who fund and support charities. We’ll be sharing lessons on grantmaking practice, delivering capacity-building support and working to influence policy as a funder.  

This will be a hybrid event for anyone who is not able to join us in person.  

Lloyds Bank Foundation

We’re an independent charitable foundation supported by Lloyds Banking Group. We work in partnership with charities, people and communities, changing lives and working towards a more just and compassionate society. The needs and aspirations of people drive our work. We strengthen the small and local charities that support them and the communities they live in, and advocate for a better future. 


Through unrestricted funding, support to develop and influencing policy and practice we help small and local charities thrive, communities grow stronger, and people overcome complex issues and barriers so they can transform their lives. 


More about this event  

We aim to make all our events accessible and inclusive, including live transcription and a BSL Interpreter. If you have any requirements or adjustments you would like to discuss for this event, please let us know on the registration form, and we will get in touch.


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Lloyds Bank Foundation Learning from our practice 2018 - 2022

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