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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.
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Abbeyfield The Dales: giving older people a community

Abbeyfield The Dales gives older people the chance to enjoy life as part of a supportive community. It offers residents tailored housing solutions in addition to high-quality care and support, freshly cooked meals and a full calendar of social activities.
Charity Bank reaches 1000th loan milestone
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Charity Bank reaches 1000th loan milestone

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank owned by and committed to serving UK social purpose organisations, is today announcing that it has issued its 1000th loan.
A CEO’s perspective: expanding services with loan finance
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A CEO’s perspective: expanding services with loan finance

EVA Women’s Aid offers a range of support to women who have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse. The charity owns four safe houses, two of which were bought with the help of Charity Bank loans.
EVA Women’s Aid: rebuilding lives after domestic and sexual abuse
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EVA Women’s Aid: rebuilding lives after domestic and sexual abuse

EVA Women’s Aid helps women to rebuild their lives after domestic or sexual abuse. The charity gives women a safe place to call home, provides counselling and guidance, and makes sure that survivors’ voices are heard.
Building Resilience through Good Governance – a lesson from Derby’s Quaker past?
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Building Resilience through Good Governance – a lesson from Derby’s Quaker past?

Shivaji Shiva, Charities Partner at the law firm VWV, shares the surprising insights from Quaker practice that could re-energise your decision-making.
Freedom from renting: A YMCA CEO's perspective on loan finance
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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.
Charity Bank named among Best for the World in global business honours (for third year in a row!)
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Charity Bank named among Best for the World in global business honours (for third year in a row!)

We’re honoured to have been named among companies that are Best for the World for the third year in a row, selected from more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations.
“Discipline makes daring possible”
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“Discipline makes daring possible”

Kate Sayer, Consultant at Sayer Vincent, Trustee at Association of Chairs and Director at Charity Bank, shares her experience in innovation & risk in the charity world.
Lessons from the Oxfam Scandal
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Lessons from the Oxfam Scandal

Peter Spencer of Wellers Law Group reflects on the lessons which can be learnt from the Oxfam crisis and how the Charity Commission’s Report can help charities review their governance procedures.
Keeping it Local: Challenges & opportunities faced by community businesses
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Keeping it Local: Challenges & opportunities faced by community businesses

Mick McGrath, Development Officer at Locality, discusses the challenges & opportunities faced by community businesses.