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Chrysalis: Housing the people society ignores

Vulnerable people deserve decent homes and the support they need to rebuild their lives. Chrysalis is helping to make that a reality. The charity recently strengthened its housing provision using a loan from Charity Bank.
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Living Paintings: bringing art and stories to life for blind people

Living Paintings helps blind children to experience the joy of a picture book.
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Royal Society for Blind Children: thriving under difficult circumstances

When COVID-19 hit, the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) feared it would have to cut back services. Instead, with the support of a loan it increased its reach by 40%.
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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.
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YMCA Thames Gateway: turning modular units into affordable homes

Could modular housing help to solve London’s affordable housing crisis? YMCA Thames Gateway’s latest project is a great example of what can be achieved.
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Transforming Lives for Good: Making The Difference

Transforming Lives for Good operate 11 education centres that give young people a second chance for an education, and 39 early intervention centres across the UK that provide extra support to children at school at a crucial period of their personal development
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Coventry Cyrenians: tackling homelessness in Coventry and Warwickshire

Coventry Cyrenians is addressing the causes and consequences of homelessness – helping people to improve their mental health and wellbeing, overcome addictions and get off the streets.
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Carlisle Key: helping young people build independent lives

Carlisle Key operates a drop-in centre for young people who are experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness; offering a listening ear, assistance, advice and signposting in response to each individual’s needs.
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Govanhill Housing Association: providing safe secure housing in the South of Glasgow

Govanhill Housing Association is a community-controlled social landlord operating in the Govanhill and Merrylee neighbourhoods of Glasgow.