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Chooselife Wales: a path to recovery

Chooselife Wales runs a drop-in centre providing support, guidance, signposting and activities to those struggling with substance misuse and related difficulties.
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Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust: keeping the heart in the community

The East Cambridge parishes of Stretham and Wilburton joined forces in 2012 to address the housing crisis affecting their villages. They now provide affordable accommodation to those living and working in the area.
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Connect Church UK: bringing communities together

Connect Church UK has been operating for over 80 years in an inner-city area of Birmingham. Its aims throughout this time have been to forge connections within the local community, build supportive relationships and provide a wider sense of belonging.
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Faith Hope and Enterprise: relationships that change lives

Faith Hope and Enterprise was started in the eighties by Carl Taylor, who was passionate about social work and helping others.
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Independent Cinema Office: Access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the UK’s national body that supports independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms. It strives to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
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Lyvennet Community Trust: by the community, for the community

Lyvennet Community Trust ensures that local housing remains genuinely affordable. Charity Bank loans have helped the trust to grow the number of properties that are within the means of local people.
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Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) – supporting survivors

PARCS aims to promote healthy relationships and alleviate the distress associated with rape and sexual abuse. The charity turned to Charity Bank for a loan to buy its new centre.
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Homes for Good: creating affordable homes in Scotland

Homes for Good is bringing quality, affordable homes within reach of hundreds of people on low incomes in Glasgow.
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Footprints Family Centre: alleviating poverty and providing opportunity in Buttershaw, Bradford

Footprints Family Centre aims to alleviate poverty on the estate of Buttershaw, Bradford. Charity Bank loans enabled the charity to open a second nursery and carry out renovations.