Look at our impact across the UK

Hover over the map below to see how much we've lent to charities and social enterprise in your region since 2002.

Click on a region to see how much we’ve lent to organisations in each county.

Tap a region to see how much we’ve lent to organisations in each county.

Region Amount of money Number of loans
TOTAL £169,079,707 838
East Midlands £7,365,459 36
Eastern £10,807,140 72
London £33,745,945 113
North East £4,523,542 17
North West £12,549,963 79
Northern Ireland £1,291,718 7
Scotland £10,247,986 62
South East £31,128,220 136
South West £22,232,237 127
Wales £8,898,742 51
West Midlands £9,495,722 48
Yorkshire & Humber £16,793,033 90

Last updated: 31st December 2016

East Midlands

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County Amount of money Number of loans
Derbyshire £2,015,459 17
Leicestershire £25,000 1
Lincolnshire £996,000 8
Northamptonshire £1,145,000 4
Nottinghamshire £2,994,000 4
Rutland £190,000 2
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bedfordshire £1,130,800 8
Cambridgeshire £1,517,640 14
Essex £4,142,988 20
Hertfordshire £1,799,225 9
Norfolk £605,200 8
Suffolk £1,611,287 13
Borough Amount of money Number of loans
Barnet £2,740,000 7
Brent £100,000 1
Camden £1,886,270 9
City of London £1,427,750 8
Croydon £308,000 2
Ealing £1,095,000 4
Greenwich £338,502 2
Hackney £3,612,310 6
Hammersmith and Fulham £2,598,864 4
Haringey £2,545,000 3
Harrow £485,000 2
Hounslow £1,295,661 2
Islington £4,888,435 17
Kensington and Chelsea £878,250 2
Kingston Upon Thames £50,000 1
Lambeth £842,000 7
Merton £117,000 2
Newham £770,000 3
Richmond £215,000 1
Southwark £1,860,991 13
Tower Hamlets £1,801,912 11
Wandsworth £25,000 1
Westminster £3,865,000 5
County Amount of money Number of loans
Durham £2,948,542 9
Northumberland £1,120,000 5
Tyne & Wear £455,000 3
County Amount of money Number of loans
Cheshire £1,616,851 9
Cumbria £3,491,291 21
Greater Manchester £2,038,428 12
Lancashire £2,105,105 16
Merseyside £3,298,288 21

Northern Ireland

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Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Belfast City Council £472,000 3
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council £120,000 2
Derry City and Strabane District Council £100,000 1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council £599,718 1
Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Argyll & Bute £1,074,117 15
Aryshire £284,840 3
City of Edinburgh £579,500 5
Dumfries & Galloway £241,000 3
Glasgow City £3,308,634 14
Lanarkshire £3,961,798 14
Midlothian £411,097 2
Perth & Kinross £62,000 2
Renfrewshire £112,000 1
West Dunbartonshire £60,000 2
West Lothian £153,000 1
County Amount of money Number of loans
Berkshire £568,010 5
Buckinghamshire £3,731,901 14
East Sussex £2,862,231 20
Hampshire £3,145,222 20
Kent £9,075,821 33
Oxfordshire £1,901,137 8
Surrey £7,895,433 23
West Sussex £1,948,465 13
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bristol £150,000 1
Cornwall £3,346,442 14
Devon £5,447,393 31
Dorset £2,976,125 17
Gloucestershire £4,177,254 16
Somerset £4,472,350 27
Wiltshire £1,662,673 21
County Amount of money Number of loans
Anglesey £20,000 1
Blaenau Gwent £20,000 1
Bridgend £140,000 1
Cardiff £4,040,956 10
Carmarthenshire £55,000 2
Ceredigion £793,688 5
Clwyd £20,000 1
Denbighshire £127,175 1
Dyfed £415,184 3
Gwynedd £1,394,100 10
Monmouthshire £130,000 2
Pembrokeshire £340,000 3
Powys £637,000 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff £510,000 5
Vale of Glamorgan £95,200 1
Wrexham £160,439 2

West Midlands

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County Amount of money Number of loans
Shropshire £1,542,500 8
Staffordshire £2,894,250 15
West Midlands £4,508,972 22
Worcestershire £550,000 3

Yorkshire & Humber

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County Amount of money Number of loans
East Riding of Yorkshire £555,000 3
North Yorkshire £5,869,810 30
South Yorkshire £7,103,965 35
West Yorkshire £3,264,258 22

Follow the money from sector to sector

Click on an icon to see how much we've lent to each charitable sector since 2002 and what our loans are helping to achieve.

Numbers provide a glimpse of a more complex picture of change. To get a deeper understanding of our borrowers' impact on people’s lives, read their stories.

Sector Amount of money Number of loans
TOTAL £169,079,707 838
Arts £10,997,054 74
Community £23,596,459 165
Education & Training £16,519,737 88
Environment £6,100,037 52
Faith £20,290,486 89
Health & Social Care £31,637,785 153
Social housing £52,095,204 166
Sport £7,842,945 51

Last updated: 31st December 2016


Charities and loans, a good match? We think so.

Here’s why. This is what our borrowers say about the impact our loans and support have on their activities, based on surveys in 2012 and 2014. Read about how we assess our impact here.

85%

Services

85% of borrowers said that their Charity Bank loan had improved the quality of support they could offer the people they work with.

72%

Financial Management

72% of borrowers said their financial management had improved as a result of the loan.

New Projects

New Projects

66%

Would not have happened without charity bank’s support

Sustainability

36%
said “our finances are healthier”
28%
describe their finances as “now on a sustainable footing”
4%
“would have gone under without the loan”
42%

New Funding Opportunities

were able to secure additional sources of funding as a result of their loan

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