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Why we’ve signed the Diversity Forum Manifesto

Charity Bank has signed the Diversity Forum’s Manifesto 2.0 as part of its commitment to improve equity, diversity and inclusion, both in the bank’s operations as well as the wider social investment sector.
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Charity Bank launches Green Loan offers in response to climate crisis and in support of its updated Vision Statement

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for charities and social enterprises, today published its revised vision statement with an increased emphasis on responding to climate change.
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Charity Bank savings accounts recognised as top ‘Best Buy’ by Ethical Consumer

Charity Bank the loans and savings bank for positive social change has been awarded the joint highest score and received a ‘Best Buy’ by Ethical Consumer.
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Improving sports facilities with a loan

Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club desperately needed an artificial grass pitch, but the sports club was struggling to raise enough money through fundraising and grants, and its own bank turned it down for a loan.
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BHHHC: Making sport more inclusive

Find out how Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club (BHHHC) is using its Charity Bank loan to save over £30,000 a year and bring in extra money.
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Aspatria Dreamscheme: Tackling loneliness and isolation

Aspatria Dreamscheme already runs a wide range of projects, from youth clubs to a food pantry. But it has even greater ambitions.
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A chairman’s view: “Renting didn’t make financial sense”

Aspatria Dreamscheme wanted to expand its services but had run out of space. Adrian Cozens and Linda Hunter from Aspatria Dreamscheme explain why buying a new property was the best option and how they found the loan process.
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Charity Bank Win Ethical Savings Award

The Savings Champion Awards which are specially selected by industry experts, Savings Champion, has been celebrating the very best of the savings sector for a decade.
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Above Derwent CLT: Helping people onto the property ladder

As with many areas of outstanding natural beauty, Above Derwent in Cumbria is popular with holidaymakers. Unfortunately, that means that a large number of houses are second homes or holiday lets, and local people are struggling to get on the property ladder.
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Building affordable homes with the help of a loan

“We couldn’t draw down the grants until the project was fully funded.” Lesley Bowlby, a director of Above Derwent Community Land Trust, shares some of the challenges of building affordable homes.
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Charity Bank Celebrates 20 Years

This month, Charity Bank marked 20 years since its incorporation with a special celebration held at LSO St Luke’s in London.