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How to stress-test your YMCA’s business plan and avoid fatal mistakes

Carolyn Sims, director of banking at Charity Bank, proposes six steps to an exemplary financial plan for organisations looking to grow and ensure sustainability
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When will local authority tenders take social value seriously?

The 2015 Spending Review put the spotlight on local authority budgets, raising the question: how will cuts affect their commissioning?
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How a loan could support your heritage project

Charity Bank lends only to organisations with charitable objectives, including the restoration of heritage: a key factor in regenerating communities and reinstating community pride.
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​10 reasons to Follow the Money saved with an ethical bank

In support of Good Money Week Charity Bank is hosting a two-week Follow the Money programme. From 19th to 28th October, 15 of Charity Bank’s borrowers across the UK will be opening their doors to the public. Here’s why it’s worth signing up.
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​Would an ethical bank help finance my community project?

So you’re passionate about finding solutions to housing, energy and other issues facing your local area. But when it comes to funding these sorts of projects, it can be challenging. You could turn to an ethical bank for support.
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Act like Amazon or save the Amazon?

We can choose to buy from, work for, and even set up companies that have a sense of purpose beyond profit. But how do we spot them?
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Why borrow from an ethical bank? A YMCA chief executive responds

Alan Fraser, chief executive of YMCA Birmingham explains how loans have supported his organisation and why he borrowed from an ethical bank.
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​Charities and loans: a good match?

Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, provides answers to some popular questions on loan finance.
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​A word on movements, ethical finance and the impact of values

Charity Bank's chief executive Patrick Crawford uses fair trade as an example of the change that's possible when we put our money where our values are.