Litherland Youth and Community Centre travelled to the Houses of Parliament in London on 6th November to celebrate the work of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales and the charities it supports which help to improve the life chances and chances of disadvantaged young people across England and Wales.
The event, which was jointly hosted by the Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group, received cross-party support from the Craig Whittaker MP and Gareth Thomas MP. Over 30 MPs and 50 charities attended, including Litherland Youth and Community Centre which was represented by Howard Hunt, Chair of Trustees. Over the past three years, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has awarded over £9.4 million in grants to over 2,000 charities that work with children and young people.
Linda Kelly, Chief Executive of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, said, “The Foundation is committed to supporting charities that help disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential. This occasion has given us the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the work of these hard working small and medium sized charities which help to improve the overall life choices and chances for young people across England and Wales.”
Speaking at the event was Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group: “Throughout the challenging times that our country has gone through, the Foundation has continued to thrive. By funding core costs, the Foundation has enabled thousands of charities, working tirelessly to help young people on the margins of society, to continue their vital work.”
Howard Hunt, Chair of Trustees, said: “The event has been an excellent opportunity for charities and MPs to come together and talk about the work they are doing with young people across England and Wales. The support from the Foundation has been fundamental in helping us to continue and expand our vital work with vulnerable young people who need our help.”
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales supports charities that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community. Local or regional charities with an income up to £1million and national charities with an income up to £5 million can find out more about the funding criteria and grant programmes at www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk.