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Using loan finance to give LGBTQI asylum seekers a safe home

Micro Rainbow offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) asylum seekers a holistic package of support, including shared housing. Charity Bank is lending Micro Rainbow £1.5 million.
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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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Creating a stronger foundation by using loan finance

Jan Tasker and Grace McCorkle from Collaborative Women share their experience of the loan process.
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A founder’s perspective: Strengthening services with a loan

Anne Royle from Pathfinder Dogs tells us how she found the loan process and reveals why she’ll soon need a new loan for a much larger project…
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A Chief Officer’s perspective: 10 years with Charity Bank

It all started with a pen … Back in 2011, a chance meeting led to Age UK Herne Bay taking out an ethical loan with Charity Bank. 10 years and a second loan later, what does the charity’s Chief Officer, Sue Cliffe, have to say about the relationship?
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A director’s perspective: Why the largest solar project of its kind chose Charity Bank

On the day Energise Barnsley launched, the government announced significant changes to the feed-in tariff. As a result, the mutual society needed to work quickly to realise its plans. And it needed a loan provider that cared about more than just the finances.
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A Head of Finance’s perspective: using loan finance to build a property portfolio

Homeless charity DENS wanted to buy a new property, but it was struggling to access a loan from a high-street lender. Thankfully, DENS approached Charity Bank. We spoke to Head of Finance, Trina Myatt, to find out more.
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A Chief Executive’s perspective: Using a loan to centralise services

Watford Mencap was operating out of various sites, one of which was very run down. In order to bring all the services together in one place, the charity needed to buy a larger property – not easy in a small borough within commuting distance of London.
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Askrigg Foundation: Accessing finance for community-led housing

Community-led housing projects can find it hard to raise funds. Charity Bank provided a loan totalling £130,000 to the Askrigg Foundation to convert a rundown building into a community shop and three new affordable homes.