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Lloyd’s of London Foundation

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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.

“Natural disasters are a serious threat in Malawi. Developing infrastructure that allows communities to better withstand these events is essential.

Our partnership with the Lloyd’s of London Foundation has allowed us to develop a holistic programme in Chikwawa combining research, training, community engagement, and the construction of two rescue centres to keep especially vulnerable households safe in the event of flooding.”
Tum Kazunga - CEO, Habitat for Humanity Great Britain
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Lloyd’s of London Foundation grant applications are now open

Applications are now open for the Lloyd’s of London Foundation’s 2023 charity partnerships – this is an opportunity for charities to apply for a grant to support projects in the areas of employability, social mobility, mental health, climate and disaster avoidance and relief.

We’re looking to partner with charities that support the people and communities in which we work. Selected charities will receive a grant from the Foundation and have an opportunity to engage with the Lloyd’s Corporation and wider insurance market through fundraising and volunteering initiatives.

Applications close on 11 Dec 2022 at 23:59.

Find out more and apply.

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:

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Employability

Supporting people to improve their employability, training and educational outcomes

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Social mobility

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

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Mental health

Empowering people to improve their wellbeing and personal resilience

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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

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Climate

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

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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

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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.

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Habitat for Humanity

We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. Our partnership launched in October 2019 and together we are building resilient communities that can withstand and recover from the devastating impact of natural disasters.

Our current support project – the Urban Resilience Building Assistance Network in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – partners with a community that has been hit by several destructive flooding events over the last 20 years. Working with local communities and authorities, this project will build community resilience to protect against flood hazards through sewage infrastructure and better hygiene practices in congested urban areas by utilising collaborative resources. This collaboration is key to the success of disaster preparation and is at the heart of this project.

Our support for this project will deliver improvements to the drainage system, benefitting 4,000 households and giving 20,000 individuals access to sanitation facilities, improved water and a ‘flood risk map’ to understand hotspots and develop future mitigation measures.

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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.

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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.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information.


Lloyd’s of London Foundation

Registered Charity Number: 207232

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