With our presence on almost every high street in England and Wales, Lloyds Bank is at the heart of the communities we serve. And supporting these communities is central to our aim of Helping Britain Prosper.
We are proud to be BBC Children in Need’s first ever principal partner and exclusive schools fundraising partner. 2015 will see the launch of the ‘Champions of Change’ schools fundraising programme, allowing children to formulate their own fundraising agenda. The initiative will be active across primary and secondary schools, with a celebratory assembly taking place during the appeal week. In 2014 we launched our partnership with BBC Children in Need and we are thrilled that BBC Children in Need is our Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016; our colleagues can support one of Britain’s best loved children’s charities through fundraising and volunteering opportunities.
In a pioneering initiative, our social enterprise programme will see us support people who have the vision to make a difference to their communities. In partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs we will help 1,300 social enterprises start or scale-up by 2017.
In 2015, for the sixth year running, we partnered with Cardiff Half Marathon, Wales’ biggest road race and mass participation event; the second biggest half marathon in the UK. In 2014, 21,000 competitors took part and we are proud to say than £2.4 million was raised for charity. During the event, there was a variety of family friendly entertainment for runners and spectators to enjoy.
The Lloyds Bank Foundation are registered charities and independent from Lloyds Banking Group. They provide vital support to local, regional and national charities across England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.