Lloyds Foundation - Opportunity to meet the funder

Louise Telford the Grants Manager for the Lloyds Foundation in the North East & Cumbria, is available on the 7th September from 9am to talk to prospective applicants to the foundation.
They have two funding programmes Invest and Enable


Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding for eligible charities that are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work. These grants are from £10,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.
Invest grants fund core organisational costs, meaning those related to the day to day running of a charity. They also fund costs associated with the direct delivery of a charity’s work. Applications for Invest grants are accepted in set annual rounds the next is due to open at the end of August and close at the end of September.


Enable grants provide a great opportunity to strengthen eligible charities so they can deliver more effectively, and are awarded to eligible charities that have identified clear development areas. Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. These developments put charities in a stronger position to better deliver services and attract funding.

Enable is not a small grants programme and funds work to support identified development needs. Enable grant cannot fund core costs/existing running costs.  The costs of the work must be additional to those you would be incurring anyway. 

Applications for Enable grants are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information about the Lloyds Foundation and what it funds please visit the foundation website here. We recommend that you review the foundations areas of interest and funding criteria before you contact us to arrange a meeting.  

If you are interested in the Lloyds fund and would like a 15 minute appointment to discuss ideas with Louise please contact Philip at VCAS on 0191 565 1566 or email pbithell@vcas.org.uk