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COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations

Cash flow has been a growing cause for concern within the sector for a number of years.
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COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities and Social Enterprises

COVID-19 has created extra challenges for the social sector. Many of your staff may now be working from home. You may have had to cancel events and change how you support your service users.
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Energise Barnsley: Tackling climate change and fuel poverty

Energise Barnsley is using solar power to cut CO2 and household bills. It’s installed solar panels on 100s of council homes and buildings. The project was part-funded by a £1.2 million loan from Charity Bank.
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A director’s perspective: Why the largest solar project of its kind chose Charity Bank

On the day Energise Barnsley launched, the government announced significant changes to the feed-in tariff. As a result, the mutual society needed to work quickly to realise its plans. And it needed a loan provider that cared about more than just the finances.
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Manchester Maccabi: Engaging the Jewish community through sport

Manchester Maccabi has had many ups and downs over the last few years. Charity Bank has stood by its side throughout.
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A Head of Finance’s perspective: using loan finance to build a property portfolio

Homeless charity DENS wanted to buy a new property, but it was struggling to access a loan from a high-street lender. Thankfully, DENS approached Charity Bank. We spoke to Head of Finance, Trina Myatt, to find out more.
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DENS: Rebuilding lives, one brick at a time

DENS has been helping people to rebuild their lives for 18 years. It manages a day centre, food bank, 44-bed hostel and several move-on properties. The charity recently took out a £248k loan with Charity Bank to buy a new move-on property.
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A Chief Executive’s perspective: Using a loan to centralise services

Watford Mencap was operating out of various sites, one of which was very run down. In order to bring all the services together in one place, the charity needed to buy a larger property – not easy in a small borough within commuting distance of London.
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Watford Mencap: Enriching the lives of people who have a learning disability

Watford Mencap will soon be moving into its new community hub, thanks to a £1.04m loan from Charity Bank. The hub will bring all the charity’s services together in one place and be used by more than 200 children and 600 adults.
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Finchley Reform Synagogue: Growing with the community

Finchley Reform Synagogue (FRS) has seen membership grow from 20 families in 1960 to 900 today. It badly needed a new place to worship. With the help of a Charity Bank loan, FRS is building a brand-new synagogue offering twice as much space.
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Askrigg Foundation: Accessing finance for community-led housing

Community-led housing projects can find it hard to raise funds. Charity Bank provided a loan totalling £130,000 to the Askrigg Foundation to convert a rundown building into a community shop and three new affordable homes.