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INTRODUCTION

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands is a grant-making Foundation, the income of which is derived from a shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group.  The Foundation is independent of the Group. Its policies are determined by a Board of Trustees, which meets on 3 occasions throughout the year, agrees on the Foundation’s strategic priorities and distributes the funding.

The Foundation’s mission is to support charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in communities throughout the Channel Islands.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

The Trustees review changing social needs from time to time, and identify specific areas they wish to focus on within their overall objectives.  Current priorities are:

Creating Positive Opportunities for Disabled People - enabling people with either learning or physical disabilities to live independently 

Family Support - including the development of relationship skills for young people, and encouraging good relationships between generations. 

Homelessness - in particular helping homeless people back into mainstream society, including support after temporary or permanent accommodation has been secured 

Prevention of Substance Misuse - including both education and rehabilitation 

The Needs of Carers - for example, information and support services, and the provision of respite care 

Challenging Disadvantage and Discrimination - Promoting understanding and encouraging solutions which address disadvantage, discrimination or stigma. 

The Foundation supports a wide range of activity addressing social and community need e.g. victim support; and to enhance learning opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages e.g. literacy.

WHAT LIES OUTSIDE OUR GUIDELINES

The scope of the work needing support within the community is such that guidelines for grant-giving are necessary. The main areas of concern normally considered to be outside the Foundation's guidelines are: 

  • Organisations which are not registered charities 
  • Activities which are primarily the responsibility of the Insular authorities in the Islands or some other responsible body. 
  • Activities which collect funds to give to other charities, individuals or other organisations 
  • Animal welfare 
  • Corporate subscription or membership of a charity 
  • Endowment Funds 
  • Environment - conserving and protecting plants and animals, geography and scenery 
  • Expeditions or overseas travel 
  • Fabric appeals for places of worship 
  • Fund-raising events or activities 
  • Hospitals and Medical Centres (except for projects which are clearly additional to statutory responsibilities) 
  • Individuals, including students 
  • Loans or business finance 
  • Promotion of Religion 
  • Schools and colleges (except for projects that will benefit disabled students and are clearly additional to statutory responsibilities) 
  • Sponsorship or marketing appeals 
  • International appeals - Trustees may from time to time consider a limited number of applications from UK registered charities working abroad 

WHO CAN APPLY

The Grant Programme is open to any organisation which is registered as a charity.  The Foundation encourages and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applications that fall within the Foundation's guidelines and objectives will be given equal consideration on grounds of merit. 

WHAT WE FUND

The Trustees are keen to support organisations which contribute to local community life at the grass-roots level.

The Trustees are also keen to encourage the infrastructure of the voluntary sector and encourage applications for operational costs. This includes salary costs, which may be funded over two or three years, and training and education for managers and staff. 

HOW TO APPLY

You can access the application form on the Foundation website.

WHEN TO APPLY

Applications can be submitted at any time.  All applications are assessed on a continual basis and the Board of Trustees meets three times a year to approve grants.  Decision-making can therefore take up to four months.  Deadline dates may vary from year to year but are generally mid-February, mid-June and mid-October.  All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application.

Applicants are advised to leave one year between applications (one year from the date of our grant offer letter).

CONTACT

Jo Le Poidevin
Executive Director
Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands
Sarnia House
Le Truchot
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4EF
Tel:  01481 706360
Email: jlepoidevin@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk 

  
 
  
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