Skip to Main Content Increase Contrast Accessibility Help

Case studies

West Midlands

Friction Arts

Friction Arts is an artist led organisation based in Birmingham. Friction is committed to making extraordinary art in awkward spaces, by listening to people and translating their thoughts and ideas into contemporary artworks. Friction firmly believ...

Continue Reading


ART Business Loans (ART)

ART Business Loans (ART) has joined forces with Unity Trust Bank, Thin Cats peer lending platform and Birmingham City Council to create a loan fund for firms in Birmingham unable to obtain finance from high street banks. The new Birmingham Small B...

Continue Reading


D&L Care Homes Limited

D&L Care Homes Limited is a Middlesex based provider of residential care. They make a difference in communities by offering care for the elderly in a warm and homely atmosphere, supported by a long serving staff group. Using a £733,000 loan from...

Continue Reading


Barnt Green Baptist Church

The Church serves communities in Birmingham and Worcestershire through running groups supporting marriage, parenting, divorce recovery and playgroup. The membership helps to bring the whole community together to share in weekly worship and is involve...

Continue Reading


Worcestershire YMCA

With a £1.1m loan from Unity to purchase residential property Frederick Eary House, the YMCA created 34 flats to support young people in the Worcestershire area by providing appropriate and comfortable housing. Through staying with the YMCA, young p...

Continue Reading


Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP)

BCOP has over 60 years experience providing comprehensive and expert care for the elderly. With specialist facilities, they can offer a range of services from long-term residential care to respite care. A £1.5m loan from Unity has helped them in dev...

Continue Reading


BCRS

BCRS’s purpose is to provide access to finance to enable businesses to grow and prosper. The BCRS loan fund has been especially designed to meet the needs of West Midlands and Staffordshire based businesses that are unable to get loans from traditi...

Continue Reading


ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust)

ART Share operates across Birmingham and Solihull; this CDFI takes a personal approach to providing loans to local businesses that cannot get funding through mainstream banks. Unity provided a loan of £3m to ART Share as part of the RGF programme, p...

Continue Reading


The Springfield Project

The Springfield Project is a charity providing children’s services, activities, and support for families with children. A £350,000 loan from Unity enabled them to renovate six empty homes across Birmingham to provide suitable rental property for f...

Continue Reading


Sandwell Community Caring Trust

We worked together with Big Issue Invest in a deal where Sandwell Community Caring Trust (SCCT) benefitted from a £4.25 million financing package to enable it to purchase a newly built 62 bed care home – Hall Green residential care home in West Br...

Continue Reading



Back to our case studies

Lending Map


Friction Arts
View

ART Business Loans (ART)
View

D&L Care Homes Limited
View

Barnt Green Baptist Church
View

Worcestershire YMCA
View

Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP)
View

BCRS
View

ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust)
View

The Springfield Project
View

Sandwell Community Caring Trust
View