Update from Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation
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Racial equity programme People from racially minoritised communities are 2.5 times more likely to be in poverty than white people. This programme is for small local charities and CICs which are led by and working with people who are experiencing economic inequity because of their race or ethnicity. This programme combines unrestricted funding of £75,000 over three years and a breadth of tailored support. Research tender
We are inviting bids for a research project to explore the distinctiveness of small voluntary sector organisations run by-and-for those they serve. We’ve partnered with The Legal Education Foundation on this project to explore the types and definitions of by-and-for organisations and examining their challenges and good practice. Deadline for bids 23 April 2024

Digital Inclusion Survey Charity Digital is running a survey to understand how charities are being affected by digital exclusion. It aims to pinpoint the specific challenges that charities face when using digital inside their own operations as well as the outward facing delivery of digital services to clients. Limited access to the internet, devices, and training could be barriers. Let Charity Digital know your experiences by taking their survey. https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/how-to-help-staff-and-volunteers-embrace-digital-11438 IPPR report Snakes and Ladders This new report examines the impact on people’s lives due to uncertainties caused by the social security system and barriers to access to sustainable employment. The report, which we co-funded, has dual goals of:
– Protecting people from poverty
– Opening up opportunities for sustainable, good quality work
It gives detailed recommendations on how they could be achieved.  https://www.ippr.org/articles/snakes-and-ladders NPC State of the Sector 2024 This update report explores the views of charity leaders, charity users, and the public, four years on since the previous report. In that period we’ve seen the effects of the pandemic and cost of living crisis. https://www.thinknpc.org/resource-hub/state-sector-2024/ IVAR Time to end the dominance of short-term grants This paper explores the benefits of multi-year funding. Funders can positively support charities through good application and grant-management processes. https://www.ivar.org.uk/publication/time-to-end-the-dominance-of-short-term-grants/ CEF CIO | Charity Excellence Framework (CEF)
Free online support tool for organisations across the voluntary sector. https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/ Sayer Vincent | Trustee Responsibilities
Recent webinar, great introduction or refresher for trustees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kEN_EHLKI JRF | AI for Public Good
Thought leadership blogs exploring the potential for AI to be a force for public good. https://www.jrf.org.uk/ai-for-public-good Charity Digital Digital Inclusion Campaign
Equip staff and volunteers with the digital skills https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/how-to-help-staff-and-volunteers-embrace-digital-11438