Our Charity Partner
Lloyds Banking Group colleagues overwhelmingly voted to support Mental Health UK as its charity partner for 2017/18. The partnership aims to promote awareness of the link between mental health and money problems, encourage discussion between customers and colleagues and raise at least £2million per year in offices and branches across the UK.
In 2017, colleagues smashed their fundraising target and raised over £4.8 million for Mental Health UK. This enabled the charity to launch Mental Health & Money Advice, a pioneering new advice service to support people with mental health and money problems.
Fiona Cannon, Responsible Business and Inclusion Director at Lloyds Banking Group said: “We are very proud of our partnership with Mental Health UK. Colleague fundraising will enable the charity to broaden the impact of its work, helping those with mental health problems and make a step change in the understanding of mental illness across the UK."
In 2018, colleagues aim to raise a further £2 million, enabling Lloyds Banking Group to support Mental Health UK to help Mental Health UK to broaden the reach and impact of their work in communities across the country.
The partnership builds on the Group’s support for its network of four independent charitable Foundations who together have invested almost £600m into thousands of local charities over the last 30 years. Improving mental health is an important way for the Foundations to tackle disadvantage at a local level and around 150 local charities are receiving funding specifically to support individuals improve their mental health and move on with their lives.