Twenty Twenty

On the right track

Twenty Twenty is a Leicestershire based education charity working with hard to reach young people. Via its three centres across Leicestershire, Twenty Twenty helps disadvantaged and disengaged young people to develop self-belief, self- worth and motivation, whilst also achieving academic qualifications and learning work ready skills that help them to find and keep good jobs.

Each year Twenty Twenty helps hundreds of young people into education or employment and on the way to reaching their potential.

Measuring success

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales provided Twenty Twenty with a grant of £75,000 over three years towards the salary of their Operations Manager and their operational costs. This helped them to better engage with the young people most in need of help. They also provided a Lloyds Banking Group Charity Mentor, Dave Box.
At Lloyds, Dave works as Local Director in Leicestershire. A year ago he signed up to mentor Twenty Twenty’s Operations Manager Sarah, and is now using skills from his job to make the charity stronger. Dave helps Sarah map out the organisations targets using scorecards, and has helped make their objectives more specific and meaningful. Now the charity is better at measuring its progress, and with new monitoring processes in place the results they get each quarter are never a surprise.

My role as a Charity Mentor has been really rewarding and it has definitely opened my eyes to the real difficulties disadvantaged young people are facing in my local community.

Dave Box, Local Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Enhancing our support

Charity Mentoring is one example of the offers of tailored support for charities funded by the Foundation under its Enhance programme.

Charity Mentoring bringing together colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group with charities that have requested help with specific challenges, and allows the charity to gain transferable skills from the banking industry through regular coaching sessions. In 2015, more than 190 colleagues, including Dave Box regularly supported charities across the UK through the Charity Mentoring programme.

Through Enhance, the Foundation also offers charities support from the Foundation or from external consultants at no extra cost, to help strengthen their organisations.

Tapping into mentors’ skills helps small and medium-sized charities make the most of their funding. Supporting a local good cause also allows colleagues the opportunity to unlock new capabilities along the way.

Damian Leeson, Responsible Business Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Enhancing our support

Helping Britain Prosper

All four of the Foundations receive on-going and sustainable funding from Lloyds Banking Group. Together they comprise the largest corporate foundation in the UK. Since 1985 they’ve distributed almost £600 million to charities.

Through our targets in the Helping Britain Prosper Plan, the Group will help communities to prosper through doing more to address inequality but also through leveraging colleagues’ talent and skills as mentors. The Group’s  target is to support 10,000 charities through our Foundations by 2020.


  1. Helping Britain Prosper plan, Lloyds Banking Group