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. In 2014 we launched the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever.’ schools fundraising programme, enabling children to decide on how they would become fundraising heroes. We are also delighted that BBC Children in Need will become our Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016, meaning 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 2014, for the fifth year running, we partnered with Cardiff Half Marathon, Wales’ biggest road race and mass participation event. More than 19.000 competitors took part and 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.