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Lloyd's Charities Trust

Building resilient communities by supporting causes relevant to the market and our people.

Our Story

The Lloyd’s insurance market enables the sharing of risk in a world facing diverse challenges.  For more than 60 years, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has helped to build resilient and sustainable communities where it matters most.

Focus

As the Lloyd’s market responds to emerging risks and the challenges that these pose to communities around the world, it becomes increasingly important that Lloyd’s Charities Trust supports projects that aim to reduce the risk of devastation to the people who need it most. Through our charity partnerships, we work with organisations who help the most vulnerable groups with disaster risk reduction globally.

Lloyd’s Charities Trust also supports causes close to the hearts of our people in the Lloyd’s market in London. Recognising the voluntary and fundraising efforts of individuals from across the market, we reward their chosen charities with unrestricted grants to help maintain stability and resilience in a changing world through an annual campaign.  

Our Current Partner

Our current partnership is with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain to help build disaster resilient communities. Find out more about the partnership below and visit the Get Involved page to see how you can support.  

Find out more about our previous partnerships from October 2016- October 2019 in our impact report looking back over the last three years.

We are not accepting funding or partner requests from charities outside of our application window (the next one will not be until 2022 and details will be announced here). 

We launched our partnership in October 2019 to work together to build disaster resilient communities which support the most vulnerable; women, children, the elderly and those living with disabilities.  A key component of the new partnership is our project to support families in the Chikwawa district in Malawi. The area was badly affected by severe flooding and devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in March 2019. This project will utilise the resources of the Lloyd’s market to help Habitat for Humanity increase their knowledge of why certain communities choose to live in flood-prone lowland areas in the country. The findings of the research will be released in 2020 and will enable a more effective response by Habitat for Humanity and other local partners to future devastating natural disasters, in this and other regions. The project will also give more than 20,000 individuals access to community rescue hubs; giving local families access to training sessions and materials to ‘disaster proof’ their homes. They will also function as emergency shelters for 36 families, reducing vulnerability in the region. Collaboration with local communities and authorities and capacity building is key to the success of disaster preparation and this is the heart of what we will do. 

Beyond our project, there will be many ways that colleagues from the Lloyd’s market can support our partnership and we would love to hear from you. These include:

  • Take part in our exciting Build trip to Malawi open to anyone working in the Lloyd’s market where you will work with local builders to help construct homes for a week and share your professional skills.
  • Sharing knowledge and insight around climate and flood resilience trends.
  • Giving pro-bono support to help Habitat for Humanity calculate community level disaster risks and environmental risks such as mapping, data sources and risk reduction strategies.
  • Giving advice around catastrophe micro-insurance and climate-based index insurance.
  • Fundraise to support our partnership. From running, to cycling, swimming, mud runs and walking, Habitat for Humanity have a range of fundraising opportunities all year round. 

Lloyd's Market Charity Awards

The annual Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards is a long standing scheme that aims to recognise and celebrate the voluntary and fundraising work of individuals from across the Lloyd’s market in London. Over the last ten years, it has awarded over £900,000 to the nominated charities of over 350 individuals in the Lloyd’s market.

In 2020 donations of up to £25,000 will be awarded to 30 charities in direct response to the significant funding gap that charities are facing during the Covid-19 crisis.  This additional donation is being provided by Lloyd’s directly to Lloyd’s Charities Trust.

The full list of 2019 winners can be found here.

How to apply: Applications are open until Friday 31 July.  Click here to register your interest.

For more information about the awards and eligibility please click here.

Lloyd's Market Charity Awards