As one of the UK's largest corporate donors, our foundations enable us to reach people and communities across the country

Our four independent charitable Foundations, which cover the whole of the UK and the Channel Islands, are critical to our vision of tackling social disadvantage by partnering with local charities to help overcome complex social issues and rebuild lives.

In 2019, the Foundations received £25.2 million from Lloyds Banking Group, enabling them to support almost 3,000 charities. These charities are tackling issues such as domestic abuse, mental health, modern slavery and human trafficking, and employability.

Our work together goes beyond traditional funding as we seek to also share our skills, experience and knowledge with those who can help make a difference in their communities.

Decades of giving

  • LTSB Foundations

    1985

    Established when the Trustee Savings Bank converted to a plc, in recognition of the savings banks’ philanthropic and charitable roots.

  • Halifax 2000

    2000

    Halifax 2000 - provided £100,000 to National Debtline over two years - helping people with debt problems.

  • HBOS Foundation

    2002

    The HBOS Foundation was established, to support local and national charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK.

  • Donation pledge

    2014

    In 2014 the Group pledged to donate £100 million to the Foundations by 2020.

  • Mental Health

    2017

    In 2017 the Foundations gave £9 million to Mental Health charities.

  • Domestic abuse

    2018

    In 2018 the Foundations gave £6.1million to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

  • £25 Million

    2019

    In 2019 the Group donated over £25 million to help the Foundations to continue their amazing work.

  • Covid-19

    2020

    In 2020 the Foundations committed up to £3.5 million in emergency funding to respond to coronavirus.

Lloyds Banking Group and Mental Health UK logos

Our charity partnership

Our colleagues chosen charity partnership is with Mental Health UK which launched in January 2017. The initial target of raising £4 million over two years was set, but colleagues and customers quickly exceeded expectations, raising an astonishing £8.6 million and smashing our original ambition. Following a decision by colleagues to continue with our partnership, we have now entered our fourth year of working together, with the focus on mental health resilience in young people.

Our colleagues and customers continue to demonstrate their commitment, with total funds raised having now exceeded £12 million. With 1 in 4 people living with a mental health condition, it’s a cause that still resonates widely with so many, which is why we’re delighted to be continuing our charity partnership with Mental Health UK for further year – making it a five-year partnership.

Our aim is to raise a further £4 million by the end of 2021 to expand ‘Bloom’ - a UK-wide programme delivered in schools and colleges which supports young people’s mental health resilience.

Bloom aims to reach half a million young people through the programme, where they will be taught skills and techniques that will help them with challenges like exam pressure, relationships and managing their time. The programme will also see 2,500 teachers trained by Bloom’s trainers.

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Matched giving

The Foundations’ Matched Giving Scheme is something on offer to all colleagues and is a great way to raise funds for our favourite charities. Through our foundations, colleagues can claim up to £1000 in any calendar year to match their own fundraising and volunteering activity – up to £500 for fundraising and the same for volunteering. 

For example if a colleague undertook a sponsored cycle and raised £500 for their chosen charity, they could claim for this to be matched and the charity would receive £1000.

Last year £3.3 million was given to 2173 charities through Matched Giving and the impact this extra money can have on small charities can be significant.

Our foundations

Halifax foundation for NI logo

The aim of the Foundation is to support charitable organisations within Northern Ireland to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities.

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Bank of Scotland foundation logo

The Bank of Scotland Foundation works with charities that address social exclusion or disadvantage, and aims to develop flexible, responsive grant making tailored to the needs of those they support.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales logo

The Lloyds Bank Foundation partners with small and local charities in England and Wales that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health challenges, homelessness and domestic abuse.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Channel Islands logo

Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands gives grants to charities helping disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community. The Foundation also supports the charitable sector through information and training.

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Meet our volunteers

Volunteers serving hot food

Volunteering in the community

Harjit Singh  has been volunteering within the Glasgow area, delivering meals to preparing and delivering meals to front-line workers and vulnerable people within his community.

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Volunteer helping an elderly woman down the stairs

Helping the elderly in Leeds

Liz Huby in the Stockbroking Insurance & Wealth team at Lloyds Banking Group has been helping the elderly in Leeds through the coronavirus lockdown.

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Micro-volunteering during lockdown

Given the challenges of Covid-19, we’ve had to adapt in the way that we volunteer and one of the ways in which we’ve done this is by offering micro-volunteering.

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Volunteer visiting elderly woman

Our charitable foundations

As one of the UK's largest corporate donors, we use our scale to reach people in communities across the country.

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Why we're proud to work here

From our ultimate goal of Helping Britain Prosper, to those special colleagues who go above and beyond, find out why we're proud to be a part of Lloyds Banking Group.

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Your benefits

As well as the wide range of development opportunities that are available, we’re committed to providing a compelling reward package which offers flexibility and choice.

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