TLG, The Education Charity: an astounding journey


Today TLG have 11 education centres that give young people a second chance for an education, and 39 early intervention centres across the UK that provide extra support to children at school.

Tim Morfin, chief executive of TLG, The Education Charity, reflects on the charity’s remarkable growth. It all started with a loan...

When we started, our organisation was a small community centre in an old church building with one classroom and a community café. There, a group of volunteers taught and trained young people excluded from school. Today we have 11 education centres that give young people a second chance for an education, and 39 early intervention centres across the UK that provide extra support to children at school.

We used seven Charity Bank loans over 13 years to provide accommodation, sport and music facilities to young people. Most recently we used a loan to help build our flagship education centre. A large part of our income now comes from letting office space in this centre to creative arts organisations.

The journey that Charity Bank has walked with TLG is astounding. We saw an opportunity to use loan finance to generate revenue and support our work. We can now use this income stream to help us grow and give more young people the support they need to reach their full potential. With Charity Bank’s support we turned our local youth centre into a national education charity.

"We can now use this income stream to help us grow and give more young people the support they need to reach their full potential."

- Tim Morfin, chief executive, TLG – The Education Charity

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TLG - The Education Charity