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Micro Rainbow: safe homes and support for LGBTQI asylum seekers

Many of the 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) persons who claim asylum in the UK every year end up facing discrimination and abuse, even in their shared accommodation.
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Adrenaline Alley Celebrates Olympic Success

Charity Bank borrower, Adrenaline Alley, recently celebrated the Olympic success of two of their members. In this blog we explore the extraordinary story behind Europe’s largest action sports centre…
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Collaborative Women: Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Women fleeing domestic abuse need safe accommodation. With the help of a Charity Bank loan, Collaborative Women is giving survivors that safe space and so much more...
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Pathfinder Dogs: Helping blind people to be more independent

Pathfinder Dogs offers training, support and assistance dogs to people who are blind or partially sighted. With the help of a loan from Charity Bank, it recently bought a property to use as accommodation for clients.
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Age UK Herne Bay: Helping older people stay independent

Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable gives older people the chance to socialise, try new activities and receive practical support. Its day centre was recently extended with the help of a Charity Bank loan.
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Energise Barnsley: Tackling climate change and fuel poverty

Energise Barnsley is using solar power to cut CO2 and household bills. It’s installed solar panels on 100s of council homes and buildings. The project was part-funded by a £1.2 million loan from Charity Bank.
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Manchester Maccabi: Engaging the Jewish community through sport

Manchester Maccabi has had many ups and downs over the last few years. Charity Bank has stood by its side throughout.
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DENS: Rebuilding lives, one brick at a time

DENS has been helping people to rebuild their lives for 18 years. It manages a day centre, food bank, 44-bed hostel and several move-on properties. The charity recently took out a £248k loan with Charity Bank to buy a new move-on property.
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Watford Mencap: Enriching the lives of people who have a learning disability

Watford Mencap will soon be moving into its new community hub, thanks to a £1.04m loan from Charity Bank. The hub will bring all the charity’s services together in one place and be used by more than 200 children and 600 adults.