Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced a £7.4 million COVID recovery fund for small and medium-sized charities that support people with complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness or domestic abuse. Around 140 charities will be given a two-year grant of up to £50,000 as well as a development partner. To ensure funding is distributed equally, at least a quarter of the funding will be given to charities that are led by, or that benefit people from BAME communities. Applications open on 3 August at 10 am and close on 11 September at 5 pm. For more information, the grants team is holding a webinar on 11 August at 2 pm. Find out more here.