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The Five Lamps Organisation

Five Lamps’ mission is to remove the barriers that face troubled families. Their work transforms lives, raises aspirations and enables social, economic and financial inclusion. The £1m loan from Unity Trust Bank will fund over 2,000 loans durin...

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The Five Lamps Organisation

Access to low cost furniture and goods is vital for low income families. Factors such as a lack of credit history mean they are often forced to use costly rent-to-own shops. Stockton-On-Tees based Community Development Finance Institution Five...

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Community Campus 87

Community Campus 87 has three core aims, to address the areas of housing and support; training and personal development and construction services. A Unity loan of £125,000 enabled them to purchase two properties, forming self contained flats for 9 p...

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Seaton Sluice Community Association

This £20,000 loan from Unity helped this Community Association purchase the premises that it previously rented. The residents of Seaton Sluice benefit from this space by having somewhere secure and inviting to meet for recreational, educational and...

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The Glendale Gateway Trust

A Unity loan of £70,000 assisted The Glendale Gateway Trust in refurbishing 4 affordable homes and purchasing five properties creating 16 bed spaces. The Trust supports the community of Glendale, spanning 250 square miles and manages a community and...

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Aquila Way

Unity provided £97,000 of loan finance to Oasis Aquilla Housing to support the purchase of 11 properties which will provide 14 homeless or vulnerable people with secure, stable accommodation. Oasis Aquilla Housing provides a number of bespoke and ef...

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Bomarsund Housing Co-operative

A loan was made to assist in the development of 12 one bed apartments for the over 55s. The £350k loan saw the new homes open at Bomarsund’s flagship development in Seghill, eight miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne during March 2014. Di Veitch,...

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The Five Lamps Organisation

A £1m loan from Unity has been used by Five Lamps for on-lending to personal customers as part of a new scheme and as part of the RGF programme to lend on to businesses and civil society organisations in disadvantaged communities across the North Ea...

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Care Plus Group (NE Lincolnshire)

Care Plus Group provides adult health and social care services to people across North East Lincolnshire to help improve people’s health and wellbeing and enrich people’s lives. A Unity loan of £375,000 was used to acquire a new head office which...

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