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Lloyds TSB applications jump over 30%

Lloyds TSB applications jump over 30%

Applications to Lloyds TSB Foundation in Northern increased more than 30% in the last round in July the organisation has reported. While not attributing the increase exclusively to more difficult economic times, the foundation expects the number of applications to increase as charities feel the crunch.

Lloyds TSB made grants last year of over £1.5 million, an increase of £200,000 from the previous year. Lloyds TSB in receives its income by way of a covenant from Lloyds TSB plc. Last year the covenant was worth just under £2 million.

The Foundation’s standard grants programme supports education and training and social and community welfare. The Foundation also has two additional programmes called Creating Change and the Special Initiatives Fund.

The next deadline for applications is 9th October.

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Paul Artherton has a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University and a MA Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in PR and fundraising for over 27 years. Previously assistant director for fundraising and public relations at the Simon Community Northern Ireland for seven years, for the last 17 years he has run his own fundraising consultancy business specialising in fundraising, sponsorship, public relations and recruitment. His clients have included charities, private sector and public bodies. Examples include the Ulster Cancer Foundation, Simon Communities of Ireland, NI Hospice, North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Aiken Promotions, the Industrial Development Board and the Ulster Museum. He has lectured on voluntary sector management at Queens University Belfast Institute for Continuing Education. Since 2010 Paul has been a lay member of the NI Charity Tribunal.

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