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Redeemed Christian Church of God – The Precious Peoples Parish (RCCG PPP)

RCCG Precious Peoples Parish is a faith organisation within an international network of Churches maintaining presence in over 160 countries. RCCG PPP, like the global body, spreads its values of everyone being equal and one family throughout the community to establish a sense of belonging. A loan of £287,000 from Unity helped to expand the… Continue Reading

Groundwork London

Groundwork London is a social and environmental regeneration charity. Part of a national network, it improves Londoners’ prospects by delivering support to increase the confidence, skills and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people. It creates better places by supporting individuals and businesses to work collectively to reduce natural… 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 involved with the local school and other organisations through its minister. A Unity loan of £140,000 helped the Church buy residential… Continue Reading

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 integrate back into society. As part of their development our loan helped with buying Hollinrake House, a new five bedroom residential property.

Peaceful Place

As the only charity in the region specialising in dementia care, Peaceful Place are launching the Supported Living Service to provide specialist accommodation to help people with dementia live more meaningful lives. They are doing this by building two specialised houses for six individuals with early onset of dementia, to meet their living needs. The… Continue Reading

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 helped boost their portfolio through purchasing up to 18 one or two bed… Continue Reading

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 set up homes and promote living responsibly in society. A Unity loan of £600,000 helped to purchase… Continue Reading

Valleys Kids

As part of our WCVA loan scheme, Valleys Kids refinanced the purchase of a disused building – now known as The Factory – creating a dynamic training hub for young people in media and music enterprises, in addition to maintaining the music venue and bringing in community and family support programmes. The charity bought the… Continue Reading

Scottish Association for Mental Health

With a loan made through our SCVO loan scheme, mental health charity SAMH were able to purchase an Edinburgh property to give themselves a base from which to extend their work, partnerships and campaigns in east of Scotland. SAMH’s chief executive, Billy Watson, says buying the space at the building has strengthened the company’s balance… Continue Reading

St Giles-in-the-Fields and William Shelton Educational Charity

This charity supports the education of disadvantaged children and young people within its local area and criteria. It funds projects including supporting parental involvement with their children’s education and enhancing learning for pupils who lack other opportunities. A £1.5m loan from Unity was used to refurbish an existing property to increase rental income to be… Continue Reading


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