Spreading the net: How Me Learning created a knowledge hub for Lloyds Bank Foundation’s partner charities
About Lloyds Bank Foundation Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales partners with small and local charities who help people overcome complex social issues. Through long-term funding, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, the Foundation helps those charities make life-changing impact. The Foundation is an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group as part of their commitment to Helping Britain Prosper.
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Michele consulted with a wide range of stakeholders to understand what support was available, and Lloyds Bank Foundation agreed a broad package of support to respond to the needs of small charities.
“That included a series of road shows,” says Michele, for which the Foundation partnered with the Small Charities Coalition, delivering 11 road shows across England and Wales. “We did one-day workshops throughout February and March where we invited the charities we fund to come and attend seminars with an expert in GDPR to talk about the impact upon them and what they needed to know.”
Michele continues: “We were conscious that, because we support charities across the whole of England and Wales, not all of them would be able to attend the physical workshop so we needed to think about how else we might support them.”
By coincidence, Me Learning had also sent a link to the Foundation about its GDPR courses. Michele and her colleagues were impressed with the sample packages. “We realised this solved our problem of ensuring those charities that could not get to the workshops would still have a quality resource to ensure that they were capable of achieving GDPR compliance.”