The Lloyds Bank Foundations Launch the 2015 Charity Achievement Awards

The Lloyds Bank Foundations have announced the ‘Charity Achievement Awards’ programme to recognise the work of outstanding small and medium-sized charities as part of celebrating the 30th anniversaries of the Foundations. Since their launch in 1985 the Foundations have distributed over £575m to charities in communities across the UK helping to tackle disadvantage.

A total prize fund of £86,000 will be awarded as unrestricted grants of between £1000 - £2000 to outstanding charities funded by the Foundations from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, judged against six categories. Prizes will be awarded at a regional level and will provide an opportunity for charities to showcase how they are on the frontline of tackling disadvantage and bettering lives in their communities. Finalists will then go forward to a UK wide final round, and will be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony at Banking Hall, the historic London Headquarters of Lloyds Bank. 

Charities eligible to apply must have a turnover under £1m and be in receipt of an active grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundations for England and Wales, Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands on the dates outlined in the eligibility guidelines.

Charities will nominate themselves within their region marking achievement against the following categories:


  • Outstanding Impact
  • Against The Odds
  • Valuing Volunteers
  • Championing Change
  • Unsung Hero
  • Enterprising Collaboration


An overall prize will also be given for the ‘Foundations Charity of the Year’ award which will be selected from all applicants (charities cannot specifically apply for this award).

The awards are now open for entry and the online form can be accessed here. The deadline for applications is midnight on 1st June. 


Closing Date

Contact Us

Clifton House Heritage Centre
2 North Queen Street
Belfast BT15 1ES

T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Company Limited by Guarantee

Charity Number: NIC101763

Follow Us


Investor in People