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Yorkshire and the Humber

Christ Church Central

Christ Church Central is located in Sheffield city centre. It aims to be a church for people who don’t go to church, which means they make a special effort to appeal to people in a unique way, and all of their meetings are accessible, clear and o...

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NAViGO CIC

NAViGO is a provider of mental health and associated services including ancillary services such as catering and cleaning which create employment and training for people with mental health issues. Together with reserves and a charitable grant, an £80...

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Winner Trading

Unity provided a £963,200 loan to assist in purchasing 40 two and three bed properties, supported by an Empty Homes Grant. This means Winner Trading can refurbish and bring back into use derelict and disused properties across the city of Hull for wo...

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Canopy Housing

Canopy Housing renovates empty homes with the help of volunteers and homeless people, who then move in to the properties having created good quality homes for themselves. This brings properties back in to use, addresses housing issues and also helps ...

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Re’new Leeds

Re’new Leeds aims to improve the places, environment and homes where people meet, work, learn and live. It provides outreach to young people who are underachieving with formal and informal education, leisure opportunities and emotional and behaviou...

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Hull Business Development

This CDFI operates as a ‘gap funder’, bringing finance to areas and businesses which could not otherwise access it. Their key goal is to support businesses that create employment whose benefits are sustainable within the local economy. It borrowe...

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St. Thomas Crookes

St Thomas Crookes is a Church aiming to help people `live life better’ and transform their community. One of its key roles is to train others, particularly young leaders. A £750,000 loan from Unity helped them in developing their campus through...

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The York Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders (YACRO)

A registered social landlord, YACRO provides housing for homeless ex-offenders. They have a number of supported residential facilities where residents can live independently in safe environments. This helps them become productive individuals and inte...

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Northern Hull Community Development

This charity supports their local community through a variety of projects. Part of this is buying housing to rent out affordably to the local residents, in an area that has a high level of unemployment and homelessness. An £800,000 loan from Unity h...

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Action Housing and Support

This housing association provides settled accommodation for a number of vulnerable groups and those on the margins of society. They provide support and advice to their tenants. Their focus is on helping people live independently, helping people to se...

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