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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.
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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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Charity Bank Joins Positive Banking Conference 2021 As Principal Partner

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank setup specifically to support charities and social enterprises in the UK, has announced a principal partnership agreement to feature at the Positive Banking Conference 2021.
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A Managing Director’s perspective: using loan finance to reduce risk

Housing charity Chrysalis is working to reduce its reliance on leased properties by increasing its property ownership. A £666,000 loan has enabled Chrysalis to refinance one property and purchase another.
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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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Charity Bank secures £1million in equity capital investment to help fund surge in loan approvals

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for positive social change, has secured £1m in new equity investments from two investors.
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Living Paintings: Our 24-year journey with Charity Bank

For more than 30 years, Living Paintings has been helping to bring art and stories to life for blind people. And for most of that time, Charity Bank has been by its side. Here, Chief Executive Camilla Oldland tells us about her journey with Charity Bank.