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.
98% of our borrowers would recommend us
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.
Oatlands Pre-school: caring for children and the community
Oatlands Pre-school is a Harrogate-based not-for-profit pre-school that offers care and education to children aged 2 to 4. The charity received a Charity Bank loan to help it purchase and refurbish its building.
Adrenaline Alley: a world-class urban sports centre
Adrenaline Alley was set up to provide local kids with a safe place to skate and is now Europe’s largest urban sports centre attracting enthusiasts and professionals from across the world.
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.
Second Floor Studios & Arts: Supporting London’s creative sector
Find out how a £2.7m loan is helping Second Floor Studios & Arts to restabilise the affordable artist studio sector through its acquisition of 30,000 sq. ft. on a 250-year leasehold giving 110 artists and other creative businesses the space to create.