How do I cast a vote by SMS text?
Votes for Community Fund 2013 can be cast using SMS by texting VOTE and the community group code to 61119 in England and Wales. If voting from the Isle of Man, for a community group on the Isle of Man, or in England and Wales, plese text VOTE and the community group code to +44 7860 016 016.
Community group SMS voting codes can be found on their profile page on the Community Fund website, www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund
, from 23 September 2013. Community groups have also been emailed with their bespoke voting code.
How will you use my phone number?
Your phone number will only be used for administration of the Community Fund voting
How much does it cost to vote by SMS?
Votes by SMS will be charged at your mobile network operator's standard message rate. There will be no additional charge from Lloyds Bank for an SMS text vote.
How do I find out about the shortlisted community groups in a community?
you can visit www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund
to search for a specific shortlisted community group or for shortlisted community groups near you, from 23 September 2013.
In branch –
in participating branches, during branch opening hours, from 23 September 2013 to 1 November 2013 to find out the four shortlisted community groups in that community.
Can I vote for a shortlisted community group more than once?
- Voting online is restricted to one vote per community group per email address
- Voting by SMS is restricted to one vote per community group per mobile phone number
- Voting in participating branches is restricted to one vote per transaction or meeting in branch.
Can I vote for more than one shortlisted community group?
Yes, it’s possible to vote for more than one community group within a community or to vote for community groups in different communities.
Can I vote for the same shortlisted community group using some or all of the other voting options?
Yes, while voting is restricted by voting channel, it is possible to cast a vote using more than one of the voting channels.
Is it possible to live in one community but to vote for a shortlisted community group in another community?
Yes it is. If, for example, you are based in one community but you have a connection with another community, (perhaps home or work) you could vote for shortlisted projects in that community too by using the online or SMS voting channels.
How do I find out where my nearest branch is located to cast a vote?
How do I find out which branches are participating in Community Fund?
All Lloyds Bank branches in England, Wales and the Isle of Man are participating in Community Fund excluding Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isles of Scilly. Please note– voting is unavailable in branches of TSB.
Will every branch in my local area feature the same shortlisted community groups?
There are over 300 communities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man and each has a different shortlist of four community groups. This means that a number of branches may promote the same four community groups.
When will the community groups be able to find out the voting results?
The voting results will be emailed to the community groups on or around 25 November 2013. This will confirm the level of Community Fund 2013 award each community group will receive and the next steps.
How will the Community Fund awards be allocated?
The two community groups with the most votes in each community will each receive a Community Fund award of £3,000. The other two community groups in each community will each receive a Community Fund award of £300.
- 1st - £3,000 Community Fund 2013 award
- 2nd - £3,000 Community Fund 2013 award
- 3rd - £300 Community Fund 2013 award
- 4th - £300 Community Fund 2013 award