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Lloyd’s of London Foundation

Who we are

Lloyd’s has a long history of supporting the communities around us: for over 300 years, we have helped turn opportunity into progress. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a confident, empowered and resilient life – wherever in the world they live.

We partner with charities to build more resilient, more sustainable and more inclusive communities, empowering these communities through tangible action and long-term partnerships.

The Lloyd’s market is at the heart of everything we do. We channel the market’s resolve, relationships and resources to open doors and drive real change for people around the world – instilling confidence and unlocking independence.

What we do

We partner with people and charities to build resilient communities.

Society needs resilience more than ever: the ability to bounce back from unexpected events and prepare for a more sustainable, inclusive future.

That’s why we’re working to empower and embolden communities through tangible action and long-term partnerships.

We support charitable causes focusing on the following themes:


Supporting people to improve their employability, training and educational outcomes

Social mobility

Helping people to better realise their potential, aspire and advance, regardless of their background

Mental health

Empowering people to improve their wellbeing and personal resilience

Disaster avoidance & recovery

Enabling communities to develop better disaster avoidance strategies to mitigate future risks, prepare for disasters and to recover from disasters quickly when they happen


Equipping communities with the tools to better understand future risks to our environment, build climate resilience and ensuring we give communities the tools to ensure the transition to net zero by 2050 a low carbon economy

Here for the Lloyd’s market

Lloyd’s Community Programme

Are you a managing agent or broker in the Lloyd’s market? 

The Lloyd’s of London Foundation makes volunteering easy: we give access to rewarding and enriching experiences through fundraising and skills-based volunteering opportunities to support our charity partners. 

Find out more below, or contact us. 

Our partners

Doorstep Library

Doorstep Library works among London’s most disadvantaged communities using the power of reading as a tool to break the cycle of poverty. The Foundation’s support will help to empower 165 disadvantaged children from 75 families to access resources over the next 12 months. 

East London Business Alliance

ELBA’s Community Works programme supports and strengthens the voluntary and community sector in east London. 

Through a range of voluntary-based programmes, businesses can bring their time, skills and expertise to support voluntary organisations who lack the funding and resources to carry out their critical work.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is the only UK charity focused on improving lives by taking action to prevent mental health problems, reaching those most in need. Funding from the Foundation will support U OK? a programme of mental health workshops held in colleges and universities, in collaboration with students.

Thames Reach

Thames Reach works to end street homelessness by helping vulnerable and homeless people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.

Support from the Lloyd’s of London Foundation will make it possible for around 1,700 people to access an employment and skills programme.

The Switch

Founded 30 years ago in the Tower Hamlets area of London, The Switch is committed to helping children and young people meet their potential. Through a wide range of volunteer-based programmes, The Switch provides a vital link between education and the world of work.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London

SEO London prepares talented students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds for career success. 

Our partnership with SEO London was born in January 2021, offering young people access to the Lloyd’s market and other top insurance firms. Candidates learn and develop through workshops, mentoring and placements with firms in the market.

Find out more

You can contact us to find out more and to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest volunteering opportunities.   

Lloyd’s of London Foundation

Registered Charity Number: 207232

Care of Lloyd’s, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA