Transforming Lives for Good: working towards a brighter future

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Over the last 23 years, Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) has grown from a local youth centre to a national charity. Thousands more children can now gain qualifications, enjoy nutritious food and work towards a brighter future.

TLG key facts

Key facts

Impact area: Education and poverty
Location: UK wide
Loan amount: Seven Charity Bank loans totalling £3.3m


Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) supports children who are struggling in mainstream education. By partnering with more than 200 churches, TLG is able to reach some of the most vulnerable children in the UK.


Back in 1998, TLG opened a small education centre in Bradford, giving children who had been excluded from school the chance to gain qualifications. The demand for places was soon far greater than the centre could accommodate, so TLG used a loan from Charity Bank to expand. Since then, the charity has taken out a further six loans, enabling it to create a Centre of Excellence, buy office space and grow into a national charity.

TLG now oversees 12 education centres for disadvantaged and excluded children, and also organises one-to-one coaching for thousands of other young people who are struggling in school. What’s more, it’s helping to tackle the holiday hunger gap by serving nutritious lunches throughout the school holidays.

“The journey that Charity Bank has walked with TLG is astounding. With Charity Bank’s support, we turned our local youth centre into a national education charity.

“I’m grateful to Charity Bank for recognising the work we do and for the key role it has played in the development of TLG, partnering with us almost since the beginning and growing its investment in us as we have grown.”

Tim Morfin, Founder and CEO, Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)

“Because of Ruby’s Asperger’s, she didn’t find school the easiest of places. Jo was Ruby’s Early Intervention coach. She helped Ruby, whose confidence had hit a real low, to feel ready for the challenges ahead. Jo built her up and reminded her how special she is.”

Emma, Ruby’s mother
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About Charity Bank

Charity Bank is the loans and savings bank owned by and committed to supporting the social sector. Since 2002, we have used our savers’ money to make more than 1,000 loans totalling over £350m to housing, education, social care, community and other social purpose organisations.

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