The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is a national initiative for the public to vote for their local charity or cause. The fund states that “we believe in helping the communities we’re part of to thrive, that’s why our Community Fund provides grants to local good causes across the UK. More than 600,000 people will benefit from the 2014 Community Fund.”
Southall Black Sisters has a long standing track record of helping minority women and children escape family abuse in Southall and the borough of Ealing. Additionally we assist women from other boroughs and our work also helps women nationally and internationally.
This award would help us focus on helping children and mothers escape and recover from child abuse or neglect, domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour violence. The award will help us with giving advice, advocacy, counselling, parenting skills, English language and homework classes.
There are various ways you can vote for us:
1. Online via the Lloyds Community Fund https://lly-cf.co.uk/KCX
2. Text ‘VOTE KCX’ to 61119
3. Retweet this tweet to vote for us: https://twitter.com/SBSisters/status/507807996907233280
4. Your local Lloyds Bank branch – to vote in branch collect a voting token from a member of staff
Voting starts on 2 September and ends at 11.59pm on 10 October, do not text after that as you will still be charged and any late texts will not be counted.
Our nomination is part of local causes awarded funding depending on the number of votes they receive. The group with the most votes will get £3,000, the next £2,000, £1,000 and finally, £500.