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Lloyds Bank Foundation racial equity programme open for grant application, closes 30th May 2024

On behalf of: Local Care Partnerships Development Programme 

 The application window opens on 27 March and closes at 5pm on 30 May 2024.

We wanted to make you aware of a grants programme which has just opened and sounds perfect for some of the smaller organisations that we work with in Local Care Partnerships. If you decide to apply and want to link this to health inequalities please do reach out to us if you think we can strengthen your bid with some contextual information/data or to include how you are working in partnership with health and care services.

If your organisation is not eligible to apply but you can think of another local organisation that it would be a good fit for then do please pass on the details.

In 2024, the Foundation will favour applications from Wales and Yorkshire and Humber as it invested less funding in these areas in 2023, and they have been identified as regions where racially minoritised people are more likely to be living in poverty, relative to the white population.

A free information webinar and live Q&A panel will be held on 24 April 2024 (10:30 am to 12:00 pm). Registration is required and can be done via eventbrite.

The Racial Equity Programme will be providing 42 unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years (£25,000 per year) with tailored development support to registered charities and community interest companies which are led by and working with people who are experiencing economic inequity because of the race or ethnicity.

The 2024 programme is open to small, local and specialist registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) and community interest companies (CICs) registered in England and Wales.

To be eligible, all organisations must:

  • Be based and working in England (excluding London) and Wales.
  • Have an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000 in the last set of published accounts.
  • Have a track record of directly delivering services for at least one year to people (aged 18 and over) from racially minoritised communities experiencing significant economic disadvantage. Services should support people over the long term and support people to strengthen their immediate personal or financial circumstances and then support them to make progress towards achieving their employment/career aspirations and ambitions.
  • Be led by and working for communities experiencing inequity because of their race or ethnicity: at least 75% of their Directors/Trustees, and at least 50% of staff self-identify as belonging to the communities being supported.
  • Be delivering culturally appropriate services that are developed in response to community needs.
  • Ensure that people with lived experiences of the issues being addressed by organisation are at the centre of the designing, developing, and managing the services being provided.

The application window opens on 27 March and closes at 5pm on 30 May 2024.

More info here:

Apply for funding under the racial equity programme (

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