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Bangla Housing Association

A housing association which has provided vital support to east London’s Bangladeshi community during the Covid-19 pandemic is to add 13 new properties to its portfolio, following a £1.4m loan from Unity Trust Bank. Bangla Housing Association owns 95 of the 286 affordable homes it manages and is keen to purchase as many as possible… Continue Reading

Cricklewood Dental Practice

North London dental practice expands its training facilities thanks to funding from Unity Trust Bank A north London dental practice which provides state-of-the-art training for the next generation of dentists is expanding its facilities following funding from Unity Trust Bank. Cricklewood Dental Practice, which caters for NHS and private patients, has specialist dental services including… Continue Reading

Grace Tabernacle Church

Croydon church gets a home of its own following loan from Unity Trust Bank A South London Pentecostal church which was left homeless when its former community centre base closed four years ago has finally got a home of its own thanks to a seven-figure loan from Unity Trust Bank. Grace Tabernacle bought a derelict… Continue Reading

Southwark Playhouse

The stage is set for new 300-seater Southwark Playhouse Theatre in Southwark following a six-figure funding package from Unity Trust Bank A state of the art 300-seater theatre and community resource is set to open in Southwark in the new year thanks to a £920,000 loan from ethical business bank Unity Trust Bank. Southwark Playhouse,… Continue Reading

Teachers Housing Association

Teachers’ Housing Association secures £5m ethical funding package from Unity Trust Bank A social housing organisation which provides affordable homes for people working in the education sector will be able to expand its property portfolio in Greater London thanks to a multi-million pound ethical funding package from Unity Trust Bank. A loan of £5m from… Continue Reading

ARHAG Housing Association

A £6m loan from Unity Trust, the commercial bank with a social conscience has enabled ARHAG Housing Association to purchase 47 developed units in Barnet, London. The units will provide much needed housing and support for refugee and migrant communities in the area. The developed units are split across Beechcroft Court; a newly built block of… Continue Reading

Big Issue Invest Corporate Social Venturing

We invested £50,000, alongside other corporates, in an initiative led by Big Issue Invest in partnership with the Nominet Trust – the Tech for Good challenge. This challenge seeks to support early stage ventures which use digital technology in an innovative way to address the social problems of the moment and to transform the lives… Continue Reading

The Beauchamp Lodge Settlement

An educational charity with a passion for providing imaginative learning activities which change lives, The Beauchamp Lodge Settlement has a Floating Classroom which hosts activities meeting the diverse needs of its community whilst promoting environmental awareness. They received a £100,000 loan from Unity to refurbish as existing property, to increase rental income.

Federation of Synagogues

A Unity loan of £1.3m helped the Federation of Synagogues purchase a Synagogue. Federation of Synagogues supports over 2,500 families and provides services including burial space, Kosher food administration and religious study.

Groundwork London

Groundwork London is a social and environmental regeneration charity. Part of a national network, it improves Londoners’ prospects by delivering support to increase the confidence, skills and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people. It creates better places by supporting individuals and businesses to work collectively to reduce natural… Continue Reading


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The Beauchamp Lodge Settlement
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Penge Churches Housing Association
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St Giles-in-the-Fields and William Shelton Educational Charity
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Mind in Barnet
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Marie Stopes International
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