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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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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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“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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Recovering from the pandemic with the help of loan finance

One of Central YMCA’s main income streams was ravaged by the pandemic. Rather than draining its reserves, Central YMCA is using a £4m loan from Charity Bank to support its recovery. Kieran Connolly, Chief Resources Officer at Central YMCA, explains why.
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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?