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Holne Community Shop & Tea Room: Saving a community hub

When the shop and tearoom faced closure, the community united to save what was an important social hub. It is now run for the benefit of the wider community and a Charity Bank loan help the social enterprise buy the premises.
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Fivehead Village Hall: a community hub

Fivehead Village Hall in Somerset is a purpose-built venue that provides the village with a place to socialise and space for a range of community activities.
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The Bevern Trust: compassionate care for adults with complex care needs

The Bevern Trust provides residential and respite care to young adults with profound disabilities, helping them live full lives and engage with their wider community.
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Parchment Trust: promoting independence and inclusion

Parchment Trust provides day care services for people with learning and physical disabilities in East Sussex with a person-centred and inclusive approach. A Charity Bank loan assisted the charity to purchase the freehold of one of its sites.
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Imago: empowering people and communities

Imago is a social action charity that delivers diverse services to support individuals, organisations and communities across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London.
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Kingsley Hall: bringing the community together

Kingsley Hall Church & Community Centre has played an integral role in the local community for the last 90 years. It recently extended its nursery with the help of a Charity Bank loan.
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The House of St Barnabas: supporting homeless people into employment

The House of St Barnabas helps people affected by homelessness and long-term unemployment to get their lives back on track.
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Adrenaline Alley: a world-class urban sports centre

Adrenaline Alley was set up to provide local kids with a safe place to skate and is now Europe’s largest urban sports centre attracting enthusiasts and professionals from across the world.
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Chesterfield FC Community Trust: uniting people through football

Chesterfield FC Community Trust uses the inspiration and impact of football to provide a wide range of sporting, educational and community-based opportunities throughout the local area.