Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards 2020
Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards in 2020 – responding to COVID-19 and the funding deficit facing charities this year.
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 past ten years, it has awarded over £900,000 to the nominated charities of over 350 individuals in the Lloyd’s market.
This year will be even bigger and better than previous years. 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.
Applications for this year’s awards are now open until Friday 31 July and anyone who is a permanent employee working in the Lloyd’s market is eligible.
This year, all previous winners of the Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards are eligible to apply and the donation will be based on the size of the charity and its eligibility to manage the donation received. Applications are not open for Corporation employees as we are running a separate scheme this year.
Making a difference
Last year all the applications we received told an amazing story, with successful charities focussing on everything from emergency blood delivery to supporting city farms. Every year we receive applications from a wide range of charities with different, but equally important focus areas, and we are honoured to recognise the hard work of individuals in the market. It is always an incredibly difficult decision for trustees to make and this year it is likely to be even more challenging.
In 2019 Netsai Mangwende (Willis Towers Watson) won an award on behalf of the Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programme, which made a huge difference to the local community. “The donation from the Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards meant that the first phase of rebuilding at Mayezane primary school could be completed before lockdown began. This meant that the school didn’t have to shut down, allowing 214 children have been able to stay in school.”