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 £267,702,696 978
East Midlands £12,552,236 47
Eastern £17,620,727 87
London £59,521,215 129
North East £9,702,128 19
North West £19,137,286 95
Northern Ireland £2,215,027 10
Scotland £14,778,518 70
South East £49,441,475 163
South West £22,953,570 131
Wales £9,408,542 53
West Midlands £19,139,838 64
Yorkshire & Humber £31,232,134 110

Last updated: 18 April 2019

East Midlands

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County Amount of money Number of loans
Derbyshire £2,190,459 19
Leicestershire £1,202,000 3
Lincolnshire £2,541,512 11
Northamptonshire £1,599,265 6
Nottinghamshire £4,829,000 6
Rutland £190,000 2
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bedfordshire £1,180,800 9
Cambridgeshire £2,626,275 17
Essex £7,899,987 25
Hertfordshire £1,839,225 9
Norfolk £1,766,153 12
Suffolk £2,308,287 15
Borough Amount of money Number of loans
Barnet £5,480,000 10
Brent £100,000 1
Camden £2,132,434 10
City of London £977,750 7
Croydon £308,000 2
Ealing £1,095,000 4
Enfield £320,000 1
Greenwich £2,388,502 3
Hackney £7,628,710 7
Hammersmith and Fulham £2,824,758 4
Haringey £2,545,000 3
Harrow £1,387,000 3
Hounslow £2,450,000 2
Islington £7,608,435 18
Kensington and Chelsea £878,250 2
Kingston Upon Thames £50,000 1
Lambeth £2,042,000 8
Lewisham £520,000 1
Merton £117,000 2
Newham £3,992,069 4
Richmond £215,000 1
Southwark £1,860,995 13
Tower Hamlets £1,801,912 11
Waltham Forest £1,380,000 1
Wandsworth £2,475,000 2
Westminster £6,943,400 8
County Amount of money Number of loans
Durham £3,577,128 9
Northumberland £1,120,000 5
Tyne & Wear £5,005,000 5
County Amount of money Number of loans
Cheshire £1,746,851 10
Cumbria £3,633,917 24
Greater Manchester £2,158,428 13
Lancashire £5,320,802 22
Merseyside £6,277,288 26

Northern Ireland

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Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council £923,309 3
Belfast City Council £472,000 3
Derry City and Strabane District Council £100,000 1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council £599,718 1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council £120,000 2
Council Area Amount of money Number of loans
Angus £150,000 1
Argyll & Bute £1,074,117 15
Aryshire £284,840 3
City of Edinburgh £730,033 6
Dumfries & Galloway £241,000 3
Dundee City £255,000 1
Glasgow City £6,183,633 17
Lanarkshire £4,961,798 15
Midlothian £411,097 2
Perthshire £62,000 2
Renfrewshire £212,000 2
West Dunbartonshire £60,000 2
West Lothian £153,000 1
County Amount of money Number of loans
Berkshire £2,150,655 10
Buckinghamshire £4,131,901 14
East Sussex £6,430,231 24
Hampshire £5,619,142 24
Kent £11,900,844 41
Oxfordshire £6,745,205 11
Surrey £10,515,032 26
West Sussex £1,948,465 13
County Amount of money Number of loans
Bristol £150,000 1
Cornwall £3,373,444 14
Devon £5,456,404 30
Dorset £2,976,125 17
Gloucestershire £4,517,573 17
Somerset £4,662,351 29
Wiltshire £1,817,673 23
County Amount of money Number of loans
Anglesey £20,000 1
Blaenau Gwent £20,000 1
Cardiff £4,075,956 10
Carmarthenshire £104,800 3
Ceredigion £798,688 5
Clwyd £20,000 1
Denbighshire £127,175 1
Dyfed £415,184 3
Gwynedd £1,394,100 10
Monmouthshire £130,000 2
Pembrokeshire £480,000 4
Powys £637,000 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff £930,000 6
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 £3,956,423 20
Warwickshire £624,950 2
West Midlands £12,465,965 31
Worcestershire £550,000 3

Yorkshire & Humber

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County Amount of money Number of loans
East Riding of Yorkshire £655,000 4
North Yorkshire £11,796,228 34
South Yorkshire £10,577,778 41
West Yorkshire £8,203,128 31

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 £267,702,696 978
Arts £11,553,042 80
Community £35,458,501 181
Education & Training £25,216,737 95
Environment £10,496,415 57
Faith £33,360,037 106
Health & Social Care £49,162,107 180
Social housing £93,235,179 219
Sport £9,220,678 60

Last updated: 18 April 2019


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 2016. Read about how we assess our impact here.

76%

Services

76% of borrowers said that their Charity Bank loan had improved the quality of support they could offer the people they work with.

65%

Financial Management

65% of borrowers said their financial management had improved as a result of the loan.

New Projects

New Projects

74%

Would not have happened without charity bank’s support

Sustainability

38%
said “our finances are healthier”
23%
describe their finances as “now on a sustainable footing”
8%
“would have gone under without the loan”
46%

New Funding Opportunities

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

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Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club: Centre of Sporting Excellence

Chris Brown, Treasurer of ILTSC, talks about the club’s significant role in the local community and the importance of its recent expansion.

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Holne Community Shop & Tea Room: a social hub at the heart of the community

Holne Community Shop & Tea Room is owned by the community, for the community and provides not only services but a valuable place for social interaction.

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Settle Hydro: a fossil free energy boost

Settle Hydro are the first community-funded hydroelectric project in their region. The plant produces enough electricity to power 50 homes.

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YMCA Fylde Coast: Boosting children’s wellbeing though outdoor education

Lakeside, managed by YMCA Fylde Coast, was founded almost 70 years ago, to give children and young people the chance to experience new challenges outdoors.

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Totnes Renewable Energy Society: a community fighting climate change

In 2007, the Totnes Renewable Energy Society was formed with the aim of developing renewable energy resources in the area to benefit Totnes’ local community.

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Burton Street Foundation: a unique community hub

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Greenwich Steiner School: an alternative education

Adrian Dow, Headmaster at Greenwich Steiner School, talks about how a Charity Bank loan is enabling it to refinance an existing loan, putting the school in a stronger financial position to extend its building and eventually include education up to A-level.

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Big Creative Education: transforming the lives of young people

Big Creative Education offers young people from the Waltham Forest area the chance to re-engage with education and pursue a career in the creative industries.

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Adrenaline Alley: a world-class urban sports centre

Adrenaline Alley was set up to provide local kids with a safe place to skate and is now Europe’s largest urban sports centre attracting enthusiasts and professionals from across the world.

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Cosgarne Hall: beating addiction

Cosgarne Hall helps homeless people to take control of their lives, operating an alcohol and substance tolerant policy. Since 2009, ten lives have been saved and last year alone 70 people were supported to live independently.

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Emmaus Village Carlton: working together to end homelessness

Emmaus Village Carlton is a charity that offers long-term accommodation, support and work opportunities to those affected by homelessness.

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Sandford Hydro: Community Power

Adriano Figueiredo, Operations Director at Low Carbon Hub, describes how one small community can make big things happen in the fight to go green, and we hear from Liz Shatford, one of the founding members of the social enterprise that initiated the project.

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Foundation of Light: the power of football

Chief Executive Lesley Spuhler OBE talks about the importance of the charity’s new state-of-the-art sports and education centre, which was supported by a loan from Charity Bank.

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Swindon Therapy Centre: supporting those living with neurological conditions

Swindon Therapy Centre offers a range of therapies and support to those living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

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New Roots: giving young people a place to call home

New Roots gives vulnerable young people in Bassetlaw a place to call home and a strong support network.

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Imago: empowering people and communities

Imago is a social action charity that delivers diverse services to support individuals, organisations and communities across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London.

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East Lancashire Deaf Society: tools for success

The East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) is working to build a world where deaf people are accepted as part of a diverse society. Doug Alker, the executive chair and managing director, talks to us about how a loan has helped ELDS to support deaf young people.

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Glossopdale Furniture Project: providing the local community with affordable furniture

Joan Cook, Manager of Glossopdale Furniture Project, explains how a loan from Charity Bank enabled the charity to purchase its own shop and secure the future of furniture recycling in Glossop.

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Hope Rescue: giving stray dogs a second chance

Vanessa Waddon, founder and Transformation Manager of Hope Rescue, talks about realising her dream of setting up a dedicated rescue centre with the help of a Charity Bank loan.

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The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising: everyday objects that mean so much

Chris Griffin, the CEO of the Museum, explains how its move to a new home will allow it to make full use of the museum’s educational, therapeutic and entertainment potential.

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The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust: looking out for Scottish marine life

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) has been leading the way for the conservation of cetaceans (whales, dolphins & porpoises) in western Scotland for over two decades.

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Burrswood Health & Wellbeing: providing care for the whole person

Burrswood Health & Wellbeing offers whole person care to patients and guests for recovery, recuperation, rest and relaxation.

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Help & Care: supporting people to improve their lives

Help & Care provides wide-ranging support and services to help people live the lives they choose.

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YMCA London South West: smart design, better housing

YMCAs have been tackling youth homelessness for over a century. Richard James, CEO of YMCA LSW, explains how a Charity Bank loan will help formerly homeless young people learn to live independently.

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SignHealth: Health care access for all

James Watson-O’Neill, Chief Executive at SignHealth, explains how specialised support for deaf people in the UK is helping to ease health concerns.

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Baltic Creative CIC: keeping our city creative

Baltic Creative is a Community Interest Company, established in 2009 with the ambition to protect property within Liverpool city centre for those working in creative industries.

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Oatlands Pre-school: caring for children and the community

Oatlands Pre-school is a Harrogate-based not-for-profit pre-school that offers care and education to children aged 2 to 4. The charity received a Charity Bank loan to help it purchase and refurbish its building.

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Towcester Museum: A window into the past

Housed in a historic property bought with the help of a Charity Bank loan, Towcester Museum documents the city's fascinating past. Chairman Rob Hamlin describes how community passion turned vision into reality.

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Folkestone Sports Centre: an unsung sports hero

Folkestone Sports Centre Trust is a social enterprise leisure centre whose main goal is to make sport and leisure activities accessible to people who might otherwise struggle to access them for financial or social reasons.

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Hudswell Community Charity: affordable homes for local people

Martin Booth, Secretary of Hudswell Community Charity, explains how building three new affordable homes will provide people with local connections the chance to live in the village.

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YMCA Black Country Group: Supporting young people to transform their lives

YMCA Black Country Group provides vital support for thousands of young people every year.

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On the Brink: the benefits of communal living

On the Brink is an intentional community of people who have come together to create a co-housing collective which shares values, resources and time.

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Lewis-Manning Hospice: Providing specialist nursing care when it’s needed the most

Lewis-Manning Hospice offers free, specialist palliative nursing care to people with a life-limiting illness in Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

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YMCA Birmingham: A Place to Call Home

Alan Fraser, Chief Executive of YMCA Birmingham, talks about its latest project, The Vineyard, which provides permanent housing for local young people.

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Homes for Good: an innovative solution

Homes for Good is Scotland's first social enterprise letting agency. They are using social investment to address the housing crisis.

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Kingsley Hall Church & Community Centre: a place for the people

Kingsley Hall Church & Community Centre has been providing a place for everyone from the community to come together for almost 90 years.

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EVA Women’s Aid: rebuilding lives after domestic and sexual abuse

EVA Women's Aid is a charity which supports women and their families in Teesside, who are, or have been, victims of domestic or sexual abuse and violence.

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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.

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Mabel Luke Almshouses: a tradition of affordable accommodation

Bill Piner, Chairman of the Trustees for the Charity of Mrs Mabel Luke, explains how a loan from Charity Bank assisted the expansion of their almshouses, offering more accommodation to those in need.

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Gwesty Seren: Wales’s fully accessible hotel

Dafydd Jones, business consultant with Gwesty Seren, explains how a loan from Charity Bank assisted with the purchase and renovation of Wales’s first hotel designed primarily for people with learning and physical disabilities.

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The Anchor: Coffee, cake and compassion

The Anchor opened in 2013 after church group Vinelife secured a Charity Bank loan to create a community coffee house. Jon Hodges, Vinelife's Operations Director, shares The Anchor's story.

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Fivehead Village Hall: a community hub

Fivehead Village Hall in Somerset is a purpose-built venue that provides the village with a place to socialise and space for a range of community activities.

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Foresight North East Lincolnshire: improving the lives of disabled people

Foresight operates throughout the north and north east of Lincolnshire to meet the needs of disabled people, their families and carers.

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City Life Church: a hub for social activity

City Life Church has always aimed to be the heart of the community, a place not only for worship and prayer, but a place where people of any background or faith can come and benefit from the facilities.

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Govan Workspace: Regenerating an industrial superpower

Govan Workspace is rejuvenating Glasgow's shipyards, giving old buildings new life. Managing Director Pat Cassidy explains how a Charity Bank loan helped to save the historic headquarters.

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The Bevern Trust: compassionate care for adults with complex care needs

The Bevern Trust provides residential and respite care to young adults with profound disabilities, helping them live full lives and engage with their wider community.

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Fairycroft House: A creative hub for all the community

A loan from Charity Bank helped to secure Fairycroft House’s future as a community centre that encourages and develops creativity. Tim Atkinson, Founder and Managing Director of Fairycroft House CIC, tells us the story.

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Shofar Daycare Nursery: A wonderful space to develop

Sharon Lee, Director of Shofar Daycare Nursery, explains the key role that the nursery has come to play within the local community just a year after its opening.

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St George’s Crypt: helping the homeless

St George’s Crypt offers support, care and compassion to those suffering from homelessness in the Leeds area.

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Chesterfield FC Community Trust: uniting people through football

Chesterfield FC Community Trust uses the inspiration and impact of football to provide a wide range of sporting, educational and community-based opportunities throughout the local area.

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Young Women’s Housing Project: A secure future providing safety and support

Jo Meagher, Project Manager at YWHP, tells us how a loan from Charity Bank assisted with the purchase of its key property, granting the charity a more stable future.

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The House of St Barnabas: supporting people back in to employment

The House of St Barnabas is a unique members’ club in London that brings people together to help break the cycle of homelessness and create a fairer society.

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Abbotsford Trust: keeping history alive

The Abbotsford Trust was formed to preserve Sir Walter Scott’s home and ensure his story and heritage remained accessible to everyone.

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Action on Hearing Loss: Saving vital support services

Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss, tells us about its journey to save a range of important services for people confronting deafness and hearing loss in the UK.

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East Lancashire Deaf Society: supporting the deaf community

The East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) operates across Lancashire, supporting the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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Parchment Trust: promoting independence and inclusion

Parchment Trust provides day care services for people with learning and physical disabilities in East Sussex with a person-centred and inclusive approach. A Charity Bank loan assisted the charity to purchase the freehold of one of its sites.

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Rotary & Residential Care Centres: Home comforts

Rotary & Residential Care Centres recently renovated its main property with a Charity Bank loan, providing top-quality homes for disabled residents. Administrator Jean Jardine shares its story.

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Bethel Church: A community hub

Lou Peet, church leadership team member and attendee at Bethel Church in Coventry since 2003, explains the significant role this church plays in the local community.

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YMCA Downslink Group: helping young people to thrive

Chas Walker, CEO of YMCA Downslink Group, explains how its decision to borrow from Charity Bank was influenced by a desire to work with a likeminded organisation with aligned values.

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One World Shop: keeping trade fair

The One World Shop in Edinburgh sells and promotes fair and ethically traded products from across the globe.

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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre: supporting adults with learning disabilities

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre (HS4LC) provides a range of support and development opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism. The charity received a Charity Bank loan to enable it to restructure its finances.

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Half Moon Young People’s Theatre: inspiring young people through performing arts

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre is a theatre venue and touring company offering young people the opportunity to engage with performing arts, both as a participant and audience member.

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