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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 business centre, commercial properties and affordable housing.

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.

Phases

A £340,000 loan from Unity supported Phases in their triple goal of bringing empty houses back into use, providing construction training for marginalised people and providing social housing for homeless families. It was used to purchase and refurbish three empty homes, providing housing for 16 people. Glenn Heaton, Project Manager at Phases said “these three… Continue Reading

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

A £1.2m Unity loan allowed SCVO to part purchase Hayweight House in Edinburgh to act as a workplace hub for a number of charities. This new space allows the charities to work closely together, share resources and save money by pooling together on day-to-day running costs. The offices are bright open work spaces with a… Continue Reading

Home-Start Knowsley

Home-Start Knowsley offers support to local families and parents in Knowsley who are facing difficulties and have at least one child under the age of 11. They work with the support of several volunteers offering support, friendship and practical help to avoid further stress in the home, thus preventing family crisis. A loan of £80,000… Continue Reading

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 effective services for the people it helps.

Swansea YMCA

We provided a refinancing package to Swansea YMCA, enabling it to complete the much needed refurbishment of its Grade II listed building, which sits in the heart of the city. Swansea YMCA works to tackle poverty, promote wellbeing and learning, and is driven by equality. A £556,000 loan from Unity meant that this vibrant social… Continue Reading

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 linking the existing church to community buildings by constructing a new multilevel entrance with… Continue Reading

South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Part of a national network, South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau provides its local community with impartial advice about a number of issues including debts and benefits. Using a £50,000 loan from Unity, they were able to purchase the head office which they previously rented allowing them to deliver training and facilitate outreach services as a… Continue Reading

Redeemed Christian Church of God – Covenant Restoration Assembly

As part of the global Redeemed Christian Church of God movement, the Covenant Restoration Assembly prides itself on its multicultural congregation that are willing to make an impact of society. The Church teaches its congregation about their spirituality and helps them to develop this. This is supported by a modern, fit for purpose space for… Continue Reading


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