A Managing Director’s Perspective: buying property with loan finance

Chooselife Wales runs a drop-in centre offering guidance, signposting and activities to those struggling with substance abuse and related mental health difficulties and homelessness.

A Church perspective: investing in a permanent base

Connect Church UK has been operating for over 80 years in an inner-city area of Birmingham. A loan of £975,000 from Charity Bank has helped the charity to build a new, purpose-built church and community centre.

Impact Report 2020

'Investing in Society' is the latest impact report from Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for charities, social enterprises, and people who want to improve the world around them.

How Charity Bank is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

In this blog, Ed Siegel, CEO of Charity Bank, shares how our customers have been a source of inspiration and how, as a social lender, we are adapting to meet the multiple challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust: keeping the heart in the community

The East Cambridge parishes of Stretham and Wilburton joined forces in 2012 to address the housing crisis affecting their villages. They now provide affordable accommodation to those living and working in the area.

Connect Church UK: bringing communities together

Connect Church UK has been operating for over 80 years in an inner-city area of Birmingham. Its aims throughout this time have been to forge connections within the local community, build supportive relationships and provide a wider sense of belonging.

An expert’s guide to buying or renting a property

Questions charities and social enterprises need to ask themselves before they buy or rent a property.

A CEO’s perspective: using loan finance to build sustainability

Faith Hope and Enterprise delivers housing and individually tailored support to 34 people experiencing homelessness around the Derby area. Loans totalling £136,500 from Charity Bank have enabled the charity to purchase two houses.

Faith Hope and Enterprise: relationships that change lives

Faith Hope and Enterprise was started in the eighties by Carl Taylor, who was passionate about social work and helping others.