From where to start with charity loans to specific tips for building projects, our charity finance guides are packed with the advice you need to make giving go further.

Real support comes from real understanding

As we are owned by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), any surplus we make is reinvested to support the charitable sector. This doesn’t only mean that we share your values. It means that our expertise in the charitable sector goes beyond banking.

That’s why our lending guides are so detailed. Read them today, and when you’re ready to get in touch, we can discuss exactly what support for your project could look like.

Lending guides

Financing the Future

A guide to how repayable finance can help fund a better future for your charity or non-profit organisation.

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Building projects

Two guides for breaking down the complexities of building and development projects: one focused on VAT, the other on legal aspects.

Legal aspects guide VAT guide


Learn the loan process

A guide to the steps involved with taking out a CAF Bank loan, as well as information on typical costs.

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Taking a lease

Find out what you need to know before your charity takes on a lease of commercial premises.

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CAF Bank loans are non-regulated products.

Loan applications subject to credit assessment. Security will be required.

Charity assets may be at risk if you do not keep up with the repayments for a mortgage, loan or any other debt secured on them.

If you're thinking of consolidating existing borrowing, you should be aware that you may be extending the term of the debt and increasing the total amount you pay.

CAF Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 204451).

CAF Bank Limited Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered in England and Wales under number 1837656.

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