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North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid: safety and support

North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid offers domestic abuse survivors a safe home and support for as long as they need it. Find out more.
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A housing manager’s view: Growing a property portfolio

In 2020 North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid owned just two safe houses. Now it has 13 properties. Housing manager Joanna Newman explains how the charity has grown its portfolio so rapidly.
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“This was a walk in the park compared to grant applications”

By refinancing an existing loan, Leigh Building Preservation Trust has reduced its monthly costs by £6,000. Find out how.
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Leigh Building Preservation Trust: heritage & community

Leigh Building Preservation Trust has not only restored a historic building, it’s also created a community hub that’s revitalising a disadvantaged area of Greater Manchester.
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Dundee Women’s Aid: Providing refuge when it’s most needed

“Dundee has the highest incidence of domestic abuse in Scotland. The need for our services is growing. After the first lockdown, there was a 600% increase in requests for refuge spaces for women and children.”
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“Without a loan, we could have lost a sizable grant.”

Dundee Women’s Aid was offered substantial funding towards the cost of a new refuge. But as the deadline approached, CEO Mary Miller realised their fundraising efforts were going to fall short. So, she turned to Charity Bank…
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Sutton Housing Society: building quality homes for over 55s

“Residents are absolutely delighted with their new home. Their families walk in now and go, ‘Wow, this is beautiful; I'd love to live here.’” Read how Sutton Housing Society is improving housing for older people.
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“With Charity Bank, it feels like we’re part of a team”

“It doesn’t feel like Charity Bank is the lender and we’re the borrower; it feels like we’re in this together.” Read our interview with Robin Roberts, Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Society.
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A £5 million loan to save a children’s charity

“It would have been hugely difficult if we’d closed down; there's hardly anywhere else for these children to go. But we didn’t have enough cash to keep going, and we couldn’t get a loan from a high street bank.”