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 their activities are compatible with our values and social purpose. What matters to us is that you're committed to a social purpose and have the ability to repay a loan.
Our loan managers work with organisations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
100% of our borrowers would recommend us
You can apply for loans from £50,000 up to £2.5 million. Social housing providers can apply for loans up to £3.25 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.
TALK TO US: 01732 441919
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.
Emmaus Village Carlton: a path out of homelessness
Emmaus communities in the UK support people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work and a stable home for as long as they need it. Frank McMahon, chairman of the trustees, tells us more about their work and their vision for the future.
Autism Plus: building a chocolate factory with a difference
Autism Plus aims to create a unique, vibrant welcoming environment where young people with disabilities can come and have the opportunity to learn how to live more independently. Philip Bartey, CEO, tells us all about their latest project.
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.
East Lancashire Deaf Society: tools for success
The East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) is working to build a world where deaf people are accepted as part of a diverse society. Doug Alker, the executive chair and managing director, talks to us about how a loan is helping ELDS to support deaf young people.