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Lloyds Bank Foundation still has £2.5m of Enable money to grant to charities

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales wants charities to apply for £2.5m of funding that it is yet to award from its Enable programme.

The programme, which makes short-term development grants of up to £15,000 over a maximum of two years, was opened for applications last August and will close in July. A spokeswoman for the foundation said not enough charities had applied so far.

Enable was created to help small and medium-sized charities affected by cuts and changes to government funding and commissioning. Grants can be used to cover core costs and support charities to develop their back-office functions.

The spokeswoman said that grants were available for another 160 charities and would be awarded by November. She said that just over £367,000 had been allocated so far and the average grant size was £13,000.

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