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.

RegionAmount of moneyNumber of loans
TOTAL£428,075,4481,166
East Midlands£16,477,85857
Eastern£30,815,307107
London£116,571,652177
North East£13,527,12826
North West£32,026,161107
Northern Ireland£5,214,70911
Scotland£19,191,07874
South East£73,052,368193
South West£34,499,894146
Wales£10,870,46355
West Midlands£29,416,31879
Yorkshire & Humber£46,412,512134

Last updated: 28 July 2022

East Midlands

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CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Derbyshire£3,143,95924
Leicestershire£5,443,6348
Lincolnshire£461,0007
Northamptonshire£1,660,2657
Nottinghamshire£5,579,0009
Rutland£190,0002
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Bedfordshire£2,545,80010
Buckinghamshire£363,2781
Cambridgeshire£4,147,94020
Essex£11,160,96931
Hertfordshire£3,209,22511
Norfolk£3,761,15317
Peterborough£2,700,0001
Suffolk£2,926,94216
BoroughAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Barking and Dagenham£4,005,0007
Barnet£8,323,25012
Bermondsey£739,1201
Bexley£1,575,0001
Brent£1,800,0004
Bromley£1,000,0001
Camden£9,886,27011
City of London£11,577,39612
Croydon£308,0002
Ealing£1,095,0004
Enfield£1,635,5003
Greenwich£3,786,0025
Hackney£7,628,7107
Hammersmith and Fulham£4,359,0046
Haringey£5,138,0007
Harrow£3,009,5006
Havering£156,0001
Hillingdon£3,999,6671
Hounslow£2,450,0002
Ilford£1,000,0001
Islington£4,908,43517
Kensington and Chelsea£878,2512
Kingston Upon Thames£745,0002
Lambeth£3,112,00010
Lewisham£3,903,3712
Merton£117,0002
Newham£5,642,0696
Richmond£215,0001
Southall£2,500,0001
Southwark£2,010,99514
Tower Hamlets£2,401,91212
Waltham Forest£1,380,0001
Wandsworth£5,975,0003
Westminster£9,311,20010
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Durham£4,487,12811
Newcastle Upon Tyne£435,0002
Northumberland£1,420,0006
Tyne & Wear£7,185,0007
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Cheshire£8,073,85114
Cumbria£4,468,41726
Greater Manchester£3,491,55314
Lancashire£9,330,80224
Merseyside£6,416,58827
Trafford£82,9501
Wigan£162,0001

Northern Ireland

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Council AreaAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council£3,922,9914
Belfast City Council£472,0003
Derry City and Strabane District Council£100,0001
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council£599,7181
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council£120,0002
Council AreaAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Angus£150,0001
Argyll & Bute£1,074,11715
Aryshire£284,8403
City of Edinburgh£1,101,7577
Dumfries & Galloway£241,0003
Dundee City£255,0001
Fife£128,4811
Glasgow City£9,183,63417
Lanarkshire£5,874,15217
Midlothian£411,0972
Perthshire£62,0002
Renfrewshire£212,0002
West Dunbartonshire£60,0002
West Lothian£153,0001
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Berkshire£2,235,6559
Buckinghamshire£5,432,10815
Colchester£3,800,0001
East Sussex£12,014,95128
Hampshire£8,045,40728
Hertfordshire£1,181,8804
Kent£15,475,42048
Merton£542,7501
Oxfordshire£7,110,20413
Surrey£15,159,92132
West Sussex£2,054,07214
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Bristol£2,316,2503
Cornwall£3,653,44415
Devon£8,384,90434
Dorset£2,976,12517
Gloucestershire£8,537,57320
Somerset£6,675,62033
Wiltshire£1,955,97824
CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Anglesey£20,0001
Blaenau Gwent£20,0001
Cardiff£4,075,95610
Carmarthenshire£369,8004
Ceredigion£798,6885
Clwyd£20,0001
Denbighshire£127,1751
Dyfed£415,1843
Gwynedd£1,394,10010
Monmouthshire£130,0002
Pembrokeshire£480,0004
Powys£637,0003
Rhondda Cynon Taff£930,0006
Torfaen£1,196,9211
Vale of Glamorgan£95,2001
Wrexham£160,4392

West Midlands

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CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
Birmingham£4,167,0004
Herefordshire£250,0001
Northamptonshire£250,0001
Shropshire£1,542,5008
Staffordshire£4,945,70125
Warwickshire£525,0002
West Midlands£16,311,11732
Worcestershire£1,425,0006

Yorkshire & Humber

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CountyAmount of moneyNumber of loans
East Riding of Yorkshire£215,0002
Hull City£697,5003
Leeds£400,0001
Lincolnshire£3,399,5315
North East Lincolnshire£4,035,6503
North Yorkshire£12,729,81238
South Yorkshire£12,463,53645
West Yorkshire£12,471,48337

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.

SectorAmount of moneyNumber of loans
TOTAL£428,075,4481,166
Arts£16,776,79285
Community£47,757,705205
Education & Training£43,384,214111
Environment£11,343,33659
Faith£68,596,575148
Health & Social Care£76,283,289205
Social housing£153,410,791288
Sport£10,522,74665

Last updated: 28 July 2022


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 2021.

Download the latest Charity Bank impact report.

89%

Services

89% of borrowers said that their Charity Bank loan had improved the quality of support they could offer the people they work with.

50%

Financial Management

50% of borrowers said their financial management had improved as a result of the loan.

New Projects

New Projects

66%

Would not have happened without charity bank’s support

Sustainability

70%
reported our loan financed activities that grant funders would not
84%
reported the charity bank loan increased what they could offer to beneficiaries
34%
said that their loan helped them stay afloat
68%

Strengthening Organisations

increased likelihood for growth in the next 12 months

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NewStarts: supporting people through crisis

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Parchment Trust: promoting independence and inclusion

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Jubilee Hall Trust: helping Londoners to get active

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Baltic Creative CIC: keeping our city creative

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Abbeyfield The Dales: giving older people a community

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