AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Public voting opens for Lloyds Bank Community Fund About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 October 2013 | News 40 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Public voting has opened for Lloyds Bank Community Fund, which will provide grants to support more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man.There are four good causes in each of 300 community areas. The two groups with the most votes will each receive £3,000 and the other two, £300 each.Voting can be carried out online, via SMS and in Lloyds Bank branches. Anyone can vote: they do not have to be a Lloyds Bank customer.How did good causes get on the shorlist?All the groups were nominated by Lloyds Banking Group staff. After being grouped by geography, over 300 bank staff reviewed them and shortlisted them. The process was independently audited to ensure that it was a fair process.Over 4,600 causes were nominted this year, nearly three times as many as there were places on the shortlist.The deadline for voting is 1 November 2013. Over 119,000 votes have already been cast.Lloyds Bank does have a range of other activities that support good causes and charities.