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A Managing Director’s Perspective: buying property with loan finance

Chooselife Wales runs a drop-in centre offering guidance, signposting and activities to those struggling with substance abuse and related mental health difficulties and homelessness.
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A Church perspective: investing in a permanent base

Connect Church UK has been operating for over 80 years in an inner-city area of Birmingham. A loan of £975,000 from Charity Bank has helped the charity to build a new, purpose-built church and community centre.
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An expert’s guide to buying or renting a property

Questions charities and social enterprises need to ask themselves before they buy or rent a property.
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A CEO’s perspective: using loan finance to build sustainability

Faith Hope and Enterprise delivers housing and individually tailored support to 34 people experiencing homelessness around the Derby area. Loans totalling £136,500 from Charity Bank have enabled the charity to purchase two houses.
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A director’s perspective: increasing flexibility through loan finance

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) supports cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms to bring life-changing cinema to more people across the UK. Their mission is to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
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A trustee’s perspective: expanding provision through social investment

Emmaus Village Carlton enables homeless people to get their lives back on track. ‘Companions’ can access long-term accommodation, take advantage of work experience opportunities and regain their confidence by becoming a valued member of a supportive community.
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A CEO’s perspective: how a speedy loan led to incredible growth

YMCA Birmingham took their first Charity Bank loan out back in 2014 to part-fund a new housing development.
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A founder’s perspective: Dreaming bigger with loan finance

As Europe’s largest urban sports centre, Adrenaline Alley attracts skaters from across the world. The charity bought their six-acre site with the help of a £900,000 loan from Charity Bank.
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A director’s perspective: Creating affordable homes with loan finance

Homes for Good is Scotland’s first social enterprise lettings agency. With the help of loans totalling £6.5 million, delivered by Charity Bank in partnership with another social investor, Homes for Good has bought, renovated and let out almost 200 homes.