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Lloyds Bank Foundation seeks new partnership to support our work to provide more funding to BAME communities in England and Wales

We are seeking a partner organisation, consultant or consortium to help us fully reflect on our own practice in attracting and assessing applications, and to ensure our approach does not create barriers to BAME-led organisations.

As charities continue to react, learn and adapt to the diverse needs of the people they support, we have been rethinking and adapting our support and approach to funding. This work has been shaped by the conversations we’ve been having with small charities, our Trustees and the wider sector.

One thing that has become clear is that minoritised and racialised communities across England and Wales are the most disproportionately affected by the current crisis and, as such, we have a duty to target our support where it is most needed.

We are envisaging a partnership that can help us address this and which lasts until at least January 2021, helping us to achieve our aims and capture the resulting learning, ensuring we embed it into our mainstream grantmaking practice. This might include providing training for our team, developing internal guidance and external messaging.

To find out more on what we are looking for, download our full brief.

       Advice for fundraising organisations

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have today published two pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations to return to fundraising activities in line with social distancing requirements, as restrictions are eased across the UK. 

The guidance released today covers the over-arching principles which should be applied to all fundraising methods, and specific advice on public fundraising (including street, door-to-door and private site fundraising). This guidance has been prepared in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

The guidance intends to aid good decision making and sets out a framework for safe and responsible fundraising. It is essential that fundraising organisations consider this guidance, the nature of their activity, the location, their preparation and undertake a full risk assessment to inform decisions. Organisations should also consider consulting with staff and volunteers before undertaking any fundraising activity.


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