COVID-19: our support & commitment
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COVID-19: our support & commitment

Firstly, our thoughts go out to anyone who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Social Investors Respond to COVID-19
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Social Investors Respond to COVID-19

We are all aware the coronavirus outbreak means this is a very challenging time for all. We know this will include the charities and social enterprises we work with, many of whom work with the most vulnerable people.
Independent Cinema Office: Access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives
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Independent Cinema Office: Access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the UK’s national body that supports independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms. It strives to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
Renting to ownership – could it be the right move for you?
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Renting to ownership – could it be the right move for you?

No matter what the mission or size of your charity or social enterprise, renting can often feel like a drain on your resources. A huge outgoing expense that provides no real security or return, it can also restrict opportunities to develop or expand.
A director’s perspective: increasing flexibility through loan finance
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A director’s perspective: increasing flexibility through loan finance

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) supports cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms to bring life-changing cinema to more people across the UK. Their mission is to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector.
A trustee’s perspective: expanding provision through social investment
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A trustee’s perspective: expanding provision through social investment

Emmaus Village Carlton enables homeless people to get their lives back on track. ‘Companions’ can access long-term accommodation, take advantage of work experience opportunities and regain their confidence by becoming a valued member of a supportive community.
Lyvennet Community Trust: by the community, for the community
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Lyvennet Community Trust: by the community, for the community

Lyvennet Community Trust ensures that local housing remains genuinely affordable. Charity Bank loans have helped the trust to grow the number of properties that are within the means of local people.
A CEO’s perspective: how a speedy loan led to incredible growth
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A CEO’s perspective: how a speedy loan led to incredible growth

YMCA Birmingham took their first Charity Bank loan out back in 2014 to part-fund a new housing development.
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) – supporting survivors
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Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) – supporting survivors

PARCS aims to promote healthy relationships and alleviate the distress associated with rape and sexual abuse. The charity turned to Charity Bank for a loan to buy its new centre.