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Winner

WOMEN’S CHARITY IS A WINNER WITH UNITY TRUST BANK SUPPORT Unity Trust Bank is proud to continue supporting the award-winning Hull charity: Women Improving Now Not Ever Retreating (WINNER), the Preston Road Women’s Centre. A funding package totaling £1.3million has enabled the charity to strengthen and broaden the support it can offer vulnerable women in… Continue Reading

Canopy Housing

New phase of Leeds social housing plan to commence after £1.15m funding from socially responsible, Unity Trust Bank After securing a seven-figure loan from Unity Trust Bank, award-winning Leeds-based Canopy Housing is preparing to add five new properties to its current portfolio, which will house vulnerable adults in the region. This funding package will enable… Continue Reading

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 believes in the transformative nature of the arts for people and communities, and is committed to expanding the reach of… Continue Reading

Heritage Trust for the North West

A £1.5m refinance package helped Heritage Trust for the North West continue to protect and conserve many of the key cultural heritage sites in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria. The Trust has saved many well-loved local heritage sites from demolition and disrepair, such as Lytham Hall, Pendle Heritage Centre and Higherford Mill, which now… Continue Reading

Seren Ffestiniog

Cost saving is key to success for any charity, and with a Unity refinance package, Seren Ffestiniog was able to save £8,000 a year. Seren Ffestiniog provides care, support and employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities across Gwynedd. The Furniture and Textiles Centre run by Seren Ffestiniog based in Blaenau Ffestiniog takes good quality,… Continue Reading

Reflections Wigan CIC

Dementia support centre Reflections Wigan CIC was forced to look for a new base following notice from its landlord. Reflections runs a day care centre for 23 service users, providing social activities to improve quality of life for those with dementia and to give a well-earned break to the loved ones often caring for them. Activities include cricket,… Continue Reading

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh (VCE) inspires and enables over 30,000 people a year to volunteer, and supports organisations in providing volunteer experiences. Facing relocation from rented offices, VCE wanted a permanent ‘shop front’ base to increase visibility. VCE showed the ability to generate income to repay a loan, so Unity took an innovative approach, providing a loan as part of a 100% loan finance partnership with… 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.

Cambridge & District CAB

Unity loaned £875,000 to help Cambridge & District CAB refinance a loan held elsewhere, allowing them to save £17,500 per year on loan repayments. The CAB supports up to 9,000 people per year offering free, confidential and independent advice about a range of issues including employment, housing and debt. Find out more information on Unity… Continue Reading

Caerphilly County Borough Citizens Advice Bureau

The biggest of its kind in Wales, Caerphilly CAB offers free and impartial advice to people in its local community on matters including housing, debt and employment. An £80,000 loan from Unity enabled them to purchase new premises from which to run their services.


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Cambridge & District CAB
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The Glendale Gateway Trust
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Federation of Synagogues
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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
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Home-Start Knowsley
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Aquila Way
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Swansea YMCA
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St. Thomas Crookes
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South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau
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Redeemed Christian Church of God – Covenant Restoration Assembly
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Redeemed Christian Church of God – The Precious Peoples Parish (RCCG PPP)
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Groundwork London
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Barnt Green Baptist Church
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The York Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders (YACRO)
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Peaceful Place
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Northern Hull Community Development
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Action Housing and Support
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Valleys Kids
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Scottish Association for Mental Health
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Penrith Parish Centre
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