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Charity Bank Raising Share Capital

Having successfully raised nearly £5 million in subordinated debt, Charity Bank is now focusing on attracting new shareholders. Each £1 of equity investment can translate into £8 of lending to charities and social enterprises.
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Freedom from renting: A YMCA CEO's perspective on loan finance

YMCA Burton on Trent helps homeless young people to get their lives back on track. CEO Paul Laffey explains how buying their property has enabled them to make improvements to the building and develop their furniture strategy for the long term.
Renting to ownership – could it be the right move for you?
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Renting to ownership – could it be the right move for you?

No matter what the mission or size of your charity or social enterprise, renting can often feel like a drain on your resources. A huge outgoing expense that provides no real security or return, it can also restrict opportunities to develop or expand.
Independent Cinema Office: Access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives
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Independent Cinema Office: Access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the UK’s national body that supports independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms. It strives to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
A director’s perspective: increasing flexibility through loan finance
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A director’s perspective: increasing flexibility through loan finance

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) supports cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms to bring life-changing cinema to more people across the UK. Their mission is to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
A trustee’s perspective: expanding provision through social investment
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A trustee’s perspective: expanding provision through social investment

Emmaus Village Carlton enables homeless people to get their lives back on track. ‘Companions’ can access long-term accommodation, take advantage of work experience opportunities and regain their confidence by becoming a valued member of a supportive community.
Lyvennet Community Trust: by the community, for the community
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Lyvennet Community Trust: by the community, for the community

Lyvennet Community Trust ensures that local housing remains genuinely affordable. Charity Bank loans have helped the trust to grow the number of properties that are within the means of local people.
A CEO’s perspective: how a speedy loan led to incredible growth
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A CEO’s perspective: how a speedy loan led to incredible growth

YMCA Birmingham took their first Charity Bank loan out back in 2014 to part-fund a new housing development.
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) – supporting survivors
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Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) – supporting survivors

PARCS aims to promote healthy relationships and alleviate the distress associated with rape and sexual abuse. The charity turned to Charity Bank for a loan to buy its new centre.
Homes for Good: creating affordable homes in Scotland
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Homes for Good: creating affordable homes in Scotland

Homes for Good is bringing quality, affordable homes within reach of hundreds of people on low incomes in Glasgow.
Footprints Family Centre: alleviating poverty and providing opportunity In Buttershaw, Bradford
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Footprints Family Centre: alleviating poverty and providing opportunity In Buttershaw, Bradford

Footprints Family Centre aims to alleviate poverty on the estate of Buttershaw, Bradford. Charity Bank loans enabled the charity to open a second nursery and carry out renovations.