Who can apply for a loan?
If you’re looking for a loan to help further your social mission, you’re in the right place.
We lend to charities, social enterprises and other organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.
Our loan managers work with organisations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
99% of our borrowers would recommend us
You can apply for loans from £50,000 up to £3.5 million. We work with other social lenders to provide larger loans.
We tailor the terms of each loan and we fit repayment schedules to suit the needs of our borrowers.
Every single one of our shareholders is either a charitable trust, foundation or social purpose organisation: our mission is to support your mission.
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Charity Bank - a bank for good
“What makes Charity Bank different is that it employs people who understand what an organisation is trying to achieve, genuinely cares about the project’s success and offers solutions to problems in addition to money.”
Anne Pierson, Director - Sedbergh & District Arts & Heritage Trust
Borrow from a bank for good
Call us directly, fill in the form below or send a brief email and tell us what you do, the amount of money you’ll need and what you plan to use it for.
Your nearest regional manager will be in touch to talk about the sort of loan that would work best for you. We’ll suggest alternatives if a loan from us isn’t the best option.
If it’s clear that a loan could support you, you’ll work with your regional manager to submit a loan application. Our credit team will make the final decision.
Once you receive the loan, your regional manager will be a phone call away should you have any questions. Don't hesitate to keep in touch.
Find your regional manager
Our loan managers work across the UK, taking the time to meet and build relationships with our borrowers.
Select your region below to find your regional manager.
Read about the organisations we support
Read about how our borrowers are using loans to grow, innovate or simply support their work as they breathe life back into communities and help people in challenging situations to live the lives they want.
Settle Hydro: a fossil free energy boost
Settle Hydro are the first community-funded hydroelectric project in their region. The plant produces enough electricity to power 50 homes.
Hope Rescue: giving stray dogs a second chance
Vanessa Waddon, founder and Transformation Manager of Hope Rescue, talks about realising her dream of setting up a dedicated rescue centre with the help of a Charity Bank loan.
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.
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.