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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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“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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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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How owning property can be key to a charity’s future

Target Housing has grown from a small local charity to a registered social landlord (RSL) managing 1,000 properties across South Yorkshire. CEO Shaun Needham explains why buying property has been instrumental to the charity’s success.
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Improving supported-living housing with a bridging loan

“This is our first big loan in over 40 years, so our trustees were very wary.” Read our interview with Colin Waters – CEO of The Stable Family Home Trust.
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A pastor’s perspective: Applying for a church loan

“I liked the idea of working with a bank that stands for more than just making money.” Find out what the Light Church’s lead pastor, Matt Barlow, has to say about applying for a loan from Charity Bank.
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Changing a financial model with a loan

Burnhams Surgery recently moved into its new home with the help of a specially set up CIO, two endowments and an ethical loan from Charity Bank. The CIO was struggling to get a loan from another provider, as trustee Malcolm Bailey explains.
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All you need to know about the Community Ownership Fund

From match funding to eligibility, here’s what you need to know about the changes to the Community Ownership Fund.
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Why Charity Bank and the four-day working week are a perfect match

Charity Bank is piloting a voluntary four-day working week as part of a six-month global programme exploring how reduced working hours can improve productivity. Our CEO, Ed Siegel explains why a four-day work week is a perfect match for Charity Bank…