helping build better communities
We believe in helping the communities we're part of to thrive, that's why our Community Fund provides grants to local good causes across the UK.
Earlier this year over over 6,000 community groups, applied to be part of the 2014 Community Fund following nomations by members of the public. These were then shortlisted down to 1,632 good causes in over 400 communities by Lloyds Banking Group colleagues. Voting took place in September and October, with nearly 1.7 million votes being cast in our Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches, online, by SMS and Twitter.
There has been huge support for the fund and more good causes than ever will be rewarded. Over 1,600 good causes in 408 communities will receive a Community Fund award of £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500 this year.
An incredible, 800,000 people will benefit directly or indirectly from the good work the local community groups are able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.
Two-thirds of the good causes will be using their awards to deliver new projects or to grow a project, really highlighting the positive impact that the fund has at a local level. To find out more visit the Lloyds Bank Community Fund or Bank of Scotland Community Fund, or read our case studies: