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£4m Investment Boost to Fuel Growth in New Lending

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for positive social change, today announced £4m in new equity investments from six new investors as well as an approved investment from its existing shareholder, Big Society Capital.
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Charity Bank launches its range of Meet an Expert guides

Learn and prepare for the challenges ahead with top tips from social sector experts.
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SHARP: Supporting people towards independence

Sandwell Homeless and Resettlement Project (SHARP) has transformed a dilapidated former care home into a modern 19-bed hostel...
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Recovery Loan Fund for UK charities and social enterprises

The Recovery Loan Fund (RLF) provides loans to UK charities and social enterprises who have been impacted by Covid-19 and need funds to help them to survive, recover and grow. Charity Bank is a delivery partner for RLF.
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Wat Buddharam Leeds: one of the UK’s newest Buddhist temples

Wat Buddharam Leeds has been welcoming Thai Buddhists since 2014. Read more…
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A loan to refurbish a Buddhist temple

Large buildings often experience several changes of use over their lifetime. One such property in Leeds was originally two separate family homes. In the 1970s, it was redeveloped into a large hotel. And now it’s a Buddhist temple, home to Wat Buddharam Leeds.
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Charity Bank Reviews

Read reviews from our savings and loans customers.
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Ruby’s Fund: Supporting SEND children and their families

It can be difficult to access support if your child has additional needs. Ruby’s Fund provides that support, and gives children the opportunity to play and learn, and family members the chance to socialise with their peers.
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“I wish I’d known how achievable a loan could be”

Ruby’s Fund was given an ultimatum by its landlord – buy the property you’re renting or move out. The charity couldn’t afford the purchase price, couldn’t find another property, and couldn’t find a high-street bank willing to offer a loan.
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Folkestone Sports Centre Trust: Ready to hit the ground running

Closures due to the pandemic resulted in Folkestone Sports Centre losing over 90% of its income. With ongoing support from Charity Bank, it was ready to reopen as soon as circumstances allowed.
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Foresight North East Lincolnshire: hopeful for the future

On 17 March 2020, Foresight's new housing development was subject to an arson attack. Three days later the first lockdown was announced. With support from Charity Bank, the charity has overcome these difficulties and is feeling excited for the future again.