Charities invited to apply for £1m domestic abuse fund

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has launched a £1m fund for charities who are tackling domestic and sexual abuse through innovative work.

The new Transform fund – a policy, practice and infrastructure- focused grants programme – is offering grants of up to £100,000 to ten charities who have a “track record of innovative work” in the domestic and sexual abuse sectors.

Charities applying must demonstrate plans to “influence policy at a local, regional or national level”; “build the evidence base through research and analysis around needs and identification of effective interventions”; “develop and share new models to help small and medium-sized specialist providers strengthen, grow and replicate good practice”; and “develop and support effective partnerships within and across sectors”.

Lloyds Bank Foundation said it has a particular interest in proposals presenting “innovative ways for small and specialist services to make a greater impact”. It will also prioritise projects which show the greatest potential in sharing learning and have a clear plan to achieve it.

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