In 2011, we invested over £85 million in UK communities, including support for financial capability, higher education and sports for young people.
As one of the UK’s biggest employers, our colleague volunteering initiatives can make a real difference. Thousands of our colleagues are active participants in local community organisations, in and out of company time. Our Day to Make a Difference volunteering programme enables colleagues to spend one day a year volunteering for a charity or community project of their choice. Colleagues are able to use their skills and enthusiasm for a good cause without losing a day’s pay or holiday allowance.
We further support colleagues’ contributions to communities through our matched giving programme. This enables colleagues to claim up to £1000 per calendar year - £500 a year to match funds raised for registered charities that meet the Scheme's eligibility criteria, plus up to £500 a year (at a rate of £8 per hour) for time spent volunteering for eligible charities.
Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland, supporting the Live Well Campaign, is Lloyds Banking Group's charity partner for 2013 and 2014.
Working together with the charities we aim to raise £2million to fund the first UK wide dementia carers programme. The programme will give 9,000 carers the information and skills they need to help their loved one to live well with dementia.
Much of the Group’s charitable giving is through the Lloyds TSB Foundations and Bank of Scotland Foundation – independent charitable Foundations supported solely by the Group.
In the last 26 years, more than £510 million has been invested in small, grassroots charities across the UK through the Lloyds TSB Foundations. In 2010, the Bank of Scotland Foundation was established to take forward our long-term community investment in Scotland.