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.

A Managing Director’s perspective: using loan finance to reduce risk

Housing charity Chrysalis is working to reduce its reliance on leased properties by increasing its property ownership. A £666,000 loan has enabled Chrysalis to refinance one property and purchase another.

COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations

Cash flow has been a growing cause for concern within the sector for a number of years.

A Director’s perspective: a loan to protect our future

Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA) has been offering affordable creative studios in London for more than 20 years. The social enterprise rented several buildings, but knew it needed to move to ownership to secure its long-term future.

10 free tools to help your charity grow

Imagine if you could boost your funding, raise your profile and improve your social impact without emptying your pockets? Here's a list of free tools to get you off to a great start.

“We’re getting £5 million of assets for less than £1.5 million of loan finance”

YMCA Thames Gateway has taken a different approach to affordable housing. The charity’s 39 new flats were built off-site, saving time, money and disruption. The scheme attracted a grant, which together with Charity Bank’s loan enabled the project to go ahead.

The good, the bad and the ugly myths about borrowing for impact

Size matters, or does it? Do loans work for all charities? Time to bust the biggest myths around borrowing when you're a charitable organisation.

Five free tools that will boost support for your charity

Imagine if you could create an influx of support for your organisation without paying a single penny? We’ve collected our top five free tools to get you started.

How to make sure your charity gets the most out of Twitter

Twitter can help you get your voice heard by more people, potential donors, funders, volunteers and service-users. Are you getting the most out of it? Here are a few top tips.