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Age UK Herne Bay: Helping older people stay independent

Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable gives older people the chance to socialise, try new activities and receive practical support. Its day centre was recently extended with the help of a Charity Bank loan.
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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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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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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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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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The Askrigg Foundation: Creating affordable homes

The Yorkshire village of Askrigg is very popular with holidaymakers. While that’s good for tourism, local people are being pushed out of the housing market. The Askrigg Foundation is using a community-led housing loan from Charity Bank to put things right.
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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.