Latest Lloyds Foundation Supports BASIC Lloyds Foundation approves further three-year funding for BASIC, November 2019 A further three-year grant has been approved by the Lloyds Foundation. BASIC will be able to help prepare brain injury patients to return to work through developing tailored actions plans, negotiating a return to work strategies, providing coaching and assisting with job applications and interviews. Paul Streets OBE, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales said: “Cuts to public funding and changes to commisioning mean specialist local charities are struggling to stay afloat despite increasing demand for their services. Funding from grant makers such as Lloyds Bank Foundation can be a lifeline for many small charities. We are please to get this new year off to a great start by supporting BASIC, whose work int the community is invaluable. We will be working even more closely with all the charities we support in 2019 to make sure their voices are heard" "We are absolutely delighted that Lloyds Foundation have chosen to support our work for a further three years, it is fantastic" Wendy Edge, CEO at BASIC Small and medium-sized charities play a critical but often unseen role, offering specialist support to those facing the greatest disadvantage in a way that bigger charities, businesses and the public sector often cannot. Funding from independent grant-making organisations, such as the Lloyds Foundation, is vital to the survival of many specialist local charities who have previously relied on income from government and councils.