Look at our impact across the UK

Hover over the map below to see how much we've lent to charities and social enterprise in your region since 2002.

Click on a region to see how much we’ve lent to organisations in each county.

Tap a region to see how much we’ve lent to organisations in each county.

Region Amount of money Number of loans
TOTAL £225,144,182 922
East Midlands £10,207,490 43
Eastern £14,262,139 79
London £46,811,834 123
North East £9,702,128 19
North West £14,818,450 88
Northern Ireland £1,877,624 9
Scotland £13,436,044 67
South East £42,859,082 151
South West £22,868,389 132
Wales £9,358,742 52
West Midlands £14,894,159 55
Yorkshire & Humber £24,048,101 104

Last updated: 30th June 2018

East Midlands

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County Amount of money Number of loans
Derbyshire £2,123,959 18
Leicestershire £750,000 2
Lincolnshire £2,316,531 10
Northamptonshire £1,498,000 6
Nottinghamshire £3,329,000 5
Rutland £190,000 2
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bedfordshire £1,180,800 9
Cambridgeshire £2,127,640 15
Essex £6,242,987 22
Hertfordshire £1,739,225 8
Norfolk £1,205,200 11
Suffolk £1,766,287 14
Borough Amount of money Number of loans
Barnet £3,520,000 8
Brent £100,000 1
Camden £1,886,270 9
City of London £977,750 7
Croydon £308,000 2
Ealing £1,095,000 4
Enfield £320,000 1
Greenwich £2,388,500 3
Hackney £3,612,310 6
Hammersmith and Fulham £2,824,758 4
Haringey £2,545,000 3
Harrow £1,221,785 3
Hounslow £2,450,000 2
Islington £4,888,435 17
Kensington and Chelsea £878,250 2
Kingston Upon Thames £50,000 1
Lambeth £842,000 7
Lewisham £520,000 1
Merton £117,000 2
Newham £3,992,069 4
Richmond £215,000 1
Southwark £1,860,995 13
Tower Hamlets £1,801,912 11
Waltham Forest £1,150,000 1
Wandsworth £2,475,000 2
Westminster £4,771,800 8
County Amount of money Number of loans
Durham £3,577,128 9
Northumberland £1,120,000 5
Tyne & Wear £5,005,000 5
County Amount of money Number of loans
Cheshire £1,616,851 9
Cumbria £3,492,317 22
Greater Manchester £2,398,428 14
Lancashire £2,830,802 19
Merseyside £4,480,052 24

Northern Ireland

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Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council £585,906 2
Belfast City Council £472,000 3
Derry City and Strabane District Council £100,000 1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council £599,718 1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council £120,000 2
Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Argyll & Bute £1,074,117 15
Aryshire £284,840 3
City of Edinburgh £730,033 6
Dumfries & Galloway £241,000 3
Dundee City £255,000 1
Glasgow City £5,008,634 15
Lanarkshire £4,944,323 15
Midlothian £411,097 2
Perthshire £62,000 2
Renfrewshire £212,000 2
West Dunbartonshire £60,000 2
West Lothian £153,000 1
County Amount of money Number of loans
Berkshire £1,985,655 8
Buckinghamshire £4,131,901 14
East Sussex £5,762,231 22
Hampshire £3,420,222 22
Kent £10,089,748 37
Oxfordshire £6,340,205 10
Surrey £9,180,655 25
West Sussex £1,948,465 13
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bristol £150,000 1
Cornwall £3,373,444 14
Devon £5,460,904 31
Dorset £2,976,125 17
Gloucestershire £4,427,892 17
Somerset £4,662,351 29
Wiltshire £1,817,673 23
County Amount of money Number of loans
Anglesey £20,000 1
Blaenau Gwent £20,000 1
Bridgend £140,000 1
Cardiff £4,075,956 10
Carmarthenshire £55,000 2
Ceredigion £798,688 5
Clwyd £20,000 1
Denbighshire £127,175 1
Dyfed £415,184 3
Gwynedd £1,394,100 10
Monmouthshire £130,000 2
Pembrokeshire £340,000 3
Powys £637,000 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff £930,000 6
Vale of Glamorgan £95,200 1
Wrexham £160,439 2

West Midlands

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County Amount of money Number of loans
Shropshire £1,542,500 8
Staffordshire £3,354,994 17
Warwickshire £400,000 1
West Midlands £9,046,665 26
Worcestershire £550,000 3

Yorkshire & Humber

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County Amount of money Number of loans
East Riding of Yorkshire £555,000 3
North Yorkshire £9,113,728 34
South Yorkshire £10,499,978 41
West Yorkshire £3,879,395 26

Follow the money from sector to sector

Click on an icon to see how much we've lent to each charitable sector since 2002 and what our loans are helping to achieve.

Numbers provide a glimpse of a more complex picture of change. To get a deeper understanding of our borrowers' impact on people’s lives, read their stories.

Sector Amount of money Number of loans
TOTAL £225,144,182 922
Arts £11,358,613 79
Community £30,741,693 176
Education & Training £24,656,522 93
Environment £9,744,777 55
Faith £32,436,982 103
Health & Social Care £37,339,376 165
Social housing £70,434,274 196
Sport £8,431,945 55

Last updated: 30th June 2018


Charities and loans, a good match? We think so.

Here’s why. This is what our borrowers say about the impact our loans and support have on their activities, based on surveys in 2016. Read about how we assess our impact here.

76%

Services

76% of borrowers said that their Charity Bank loan had improved the quality of support they could offer the people they work with.

65%

Financial Management

65% of borrowers said their financial management had improved as a result of the loan.

New Projects

New Projects

74%

Would not have happened without charity bank’s support

Sustainability

38%
said “our finances are healthier”
23%
describe their finances as “now on a sustainable footing”
8%
“would have gone under without the loan”
46%

New Funding Opportunities

were able to secure additional sources of funding as a result of their loan

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Gwesty Seren: Wales’s fully accessible hotel

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YMCA Birmingham: A Place to Call Home

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YMCA Downslink Group: helping young people to thrive

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Chesterfield FC Community Trust: Football for good

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SignHealth: Health care access for all

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Glossopdale Furniture Project: providing the local community with affordable furniture

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Bethel Church: A community hub

Lou Peet, church leadership team member and attendee at Bethel Church in Coventry since 2003, explains the significant role this church plays in the local community.

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Sandford Hydro: Community Power

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Homes for Good: an innovative solution

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The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising: everyday objects that mean so much

Chris Griffin, the CEO of the Museum, explains how its move to a new home will allow it to make full use of the museum’s educational, therapeutic and entertainment potential.

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The Anchor: Coffee, cake and compassion

The Anchor opened in 2013 after church group Vinelife secured a Charity Bank loan to create a community coffee house. Jon Hodges, Vinelife's Operations Director, shares The Anchor's story.

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Towcester Museum: A window into the past

Housed in a historic property bought with the help of a Charity Bank loan, Towcester Museum documents the city's fascinating past. Chairman Rob Hamlin describes how community passion turned vision into reality.

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Shofar Daycare Nursery: A wonderful space to develop

Sharon Lee, Director of Shofar Daycare Nursery, explains the key role that the nursery has come to play within the local community just a year after its opening.

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Govan Workspace: Regenerating an industrial superpower

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Hudswell Community Charity: affordable homes for local people

Martin Booth, Secretary of Hudswell Community Charity, explains how building three new affordable homes will provide people with local connections the chance to live in the village.

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Action on Hearing Loss: Saving vital support services

Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss, tells us about its journey to save a range of important services for people confronting deafness and hearing loss in the UK.

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Young Women’s Housing Project: A secure future providing safety and support

Jo Meagher, Project Manager at YWHP, tells us how a loan from Charity Bank assisted with the purchase of its key property, granting the charity a more stable future.

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Mabel Luke Almshouses: a tradition of affordable accommodation

Bill Piner, Chairman of the Trustees for the Charity of Mrs Mabel Luke, explains how a loan from Charity Bank assisted the expansion of their almshouses, offering more accommodation to those in need.

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Cosgarne Hall: beating addiction

Cosgarne Hall helps homeless people to take control of their lives, operating an alcohol and substance tolerant policy. Since 2009, ten lives have been saved and last year alone 70 people were supported to live independently.

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Fairycroft House: A creative hub for all the community

A loan from Charity Bank helped to secure Fairycroft House’s future as a community centre that encourages and develops creativity. Tim Atkinson, Founder and Managing Director of Fairycroft House CIC, tells us the story.

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TLG, The Education Charity: an astounding journey

Today TLG have 11 education centres that give young people a second chance for an education, and 39 early intervention centres across the UK that provide extra support to children at school.

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YMCA London South West: smart design, better housing

YMCAs have been tackling youth homelessness for over a century. Richard James, CEO of YMCA LSW, explains how a Charity Bank loan will help formerly homeless young people learn to live independently.

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Rotary & Residential Care Centres: Home comforts

Rotary & Residential Care Centres recently renovated its main property with a Charity Bank loan, providing top-quality homes for disabled residents. Administrator Jean Jardine shares its story.

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Folkestone Sports Centre: an unsung sports hero

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Hope Rescue: giving stray dogs a second chance

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Chris Brown, Treasurer of ILTSC, talks about the club’s significant role in the local community and the importance of its recent expansion.

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Greenwich Steiner School: an alternative education

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