Tackling social disadvantage

Helping Communities

In 2017, through our independent charitable Foundations we helped more than 2,800 charities do more to tackle disadvantage in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. 

One of the charities that benefitted from a grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands in 2017 was Autism Jersey – the leading charity in Jersey dedicated to supporting people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers.

The charity’s aim is to enable people on the spectrum to lead full and inclusive lives within the community. We awarded a grant of £50,000 over three years, which is helping to cover the cost of the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Bringing people home

With new COO, Paul Sullivan, in place Autism Jersey is providing a range of services, from advice and guidance, to information on autism, social events and various forms of respite. Paul’s expertise and experience has helped the charity to meet its objectives and is increasingly able to support the needs of people on the autism spectrum in Jersey. 

This progress has meant that some of the individuals that have been cared for on the mainland are now returning to the island, through Autism Jersey’s supported living service.

Investment over a number of years like this has been crucial to our success. The long-term support of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has given Autism Jersey the confidence to expand our services in a sustainable way.

Nick Winsor, Chairman of Autism Jersey

Bringing people home

Our commitment

In 2017, through our independent charitable Foundations, we helped more than 2,800 charities to tackle disadvantage in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. Our contribution enables the Foundations to make grants to local, regional and national charities – most of which focus on supporting disadvantaged people during key transitions in their lives.

As part of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan we have set a target to support 7,500 charities by 2020 to help them tackle social disadvantage across the UK. The Helping Britain Prosper Plan was launched in 2014 and unites our Group and our colleagues to meet targets to address core socio-economic issues facing the UK.

We believe we can use our scale and reach to help people, businesses and communities to prosper, because we know that when Britain prospers, we can too. 

You can find out more about the targets we have set here