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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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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.
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“For the first time since 1947, we’ll have a home.”

Sports organisations can struggle to access loan finance. North Derbyshire Youth Football League is no different. It was turned down by several providers before it found Charity Bank.
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North Derbyshire Youth Football League

600 children are set to benefit from North Derbyshire Youth Football League’s new site. There are also considerable benefits for the local community.
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Buying a community centre with a charity loan

“Our bank wouldn’t even give us a quote!” With 7 title deeds and an overage agreement to contend with, buying Hill Street Community Centre was anything but straightforward. But, as Stephen Richards, Chair of Trustees, explains, Charity Bank was happy to help.
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Hill Street: Saving a vital community asset

Hill Street Youth & Community Centre has been serving the people of Rugby for decades. When it was threatened with closure, a group of volunteers stepped in to save the centre.
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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 signs the new Diversity Forum Manifesto

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for charities and social enterprises, has signed up to the Diversity Forum Manifesto, reaffirming its commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).