Community Business Loan

Funding for your charity or social enterprise

Is this the right funding for your business?

First and foremost, we’re funding companies who are investment ready. They’re delivering high social value in a sustainable way. They may be a viable charity, social enterprise, community interest company or co-operative. If you believe this applies to your community business, charity or social enterprise, you're in the right place.

What we offer

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Loan Amount

The size of the loan you can get depends on the type of your organisation. As a community business, you can access loan funding from £30,000 to £750,000.
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Terms and Repayments

We tailor our loans to your business’ requirements. You could get flexible terms - including capital repayment holidays if you need them.
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Tailored to your needs

Grow your structure, develop leadership skills, and gain access to markets and finance. Our sector experts will structure the loan to suit your operation.

Our assessment

When assessing if you meet the requirements for a Business Community Loan, we'll consider funding on a case by case basis. This means there is no deadline for applications, and they will be assessed on a rolling basis. If you're application is successful, we may require security in an acceptable form from the borrower. 

What you need to know

Before you apply for a loan let's confirm you're eligible. In order to apply, your organisation must meet all of the following criteria:

You’re an established third sector organisation (charities, social enterprises, community interest companies or co-operatives) located and trading in the UK

You have social or environmental aims, reinvesting profits to deliver a positive impact

Your organisation is financially sustainable

You’re investment ready in terms of management, governance and financial position

You can demonstrate a sustainable business model and capacity to service the borrowing

You’re not eligible for mainstream funding from banks

You’re not insolvent or at risk of insolvency

Ready to apply?

Call us on 0207 672 1411 or email using the button below.

We can only answer calls related to Community Business Loans. If you’re enquiring about Community Bank Accounts, you can find more information here.

And if your query is around general lending, visit the Loans and Finance page for more information.

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We look forward to knowing more about you, your organisation and how we can help. 

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