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Our loans have helped charities realise their ambitions by providing financial support when most commercial lenders cannot.

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RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

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A community, a farm and a bank

  • Stockwood Community Benefit Society
  • £1.8 million loan

A community-owned farm and business park are inspiring local people to produce and buy food sustainably.

How a loan helped
Scottish Government Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, opening La Scala Apartments.

A remake: From cinema to affordable homes

  • Clydebank Housing Association
  • £2 million loan

The derelict site of a former iconic cinema hall, La Scala in Clydebank, has been turned into much-needed social housing,

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Cornerstone for the community

  • St John's Church

A thriving Edinburgh church has opened the doors to a welcoming new community hub.

Read St John's story
Harvey's Foundry

Former foundry drives local regeneration

  • Harvey's Foundry
  • £540,000 loan

A heritage project is transforming a once declining town into a thriving enterprise hub.

Read Harvey's Foundry's story

SOCIAL HOUSING

Stoll is building a new housing development for vulnerable Veterans at Aldershot Garrison

Building homes to rebuild Veterans' lives

  • Stoll
  • £3.8 million loan

Vulnerable Veterans will soon be able to make use of new state-of-the-art homes and facilities at Aldershot Garrison.

Read Stoll's story
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Life-changing 'forever homes'

  • Glen Housing Association
  • £1.6 million loan

How a Scottish housing association’s development of affordable homes is changing the lives of residents.

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Building a housing development on ethical foundations

  • Dunbritton Housing Association
  • £2.2 million loan

Dunbritton Housing Association in Scotland is providing 50 new homes, at affordable rents for tenants in need, with the help of a loan.

How CAF Bank helped Dunbritton
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A smart approach to tackling London’s housing crisis

  • Dolphin Living
  • £5 million loan

Rising house prices and market rents mean that making London their home is an unattainable dream for more and more people.

How CAF Bank helped Dolphin Living
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Paving the way for two property development schemes

  • Pathways
  • £1.07 million loan

Social landlord, Pathways, needed to develop two of its properties to create eight additional accommodation units and approached us for help.

How a CAF Bank loan helped Pathways

CHURCHES AND FAITH GROUPS

Hope Church

Hope grows for a Welsh community

  • Hope Church
  • £1.6 million loan

A church expands to host a broader range of community-based activities under one roof.

Read Hope Church's story
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Raising the roof for a higher purpose

  • St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s Church, which serves a growing parish, expanded its facilities to create a hub for the local community, with the help of a loan from CAF Bank.

How CAF Bank helped St Michael’s Church
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Helping a church finance their business enterprise

  • Christian Life Ministries
  • £1.8 million loan

Find out how CAF Bank provided Christian Life Ministries with vital funds to continue their Christian mission.

How CAF Bank helped CLM

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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Police station, turned well-being hub

  • West Essex Mind
  • £100,000 loan

A mental health charity saved a community asset, by transforming a former police station into a well-being hub.

Read West Essex Mind's story
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Securing a home to support recovery from addiction

  • Druglink
  • £350,000 loan

Buying its premises helps a drug addiction prevention and rehabilitation charity ensure the future delivery of its services.

Read Druglink's story
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Care charity acclaimed for its enterprising approach

  • Kenward Trust
  • £500,000 loan

Award winning charity, Kenward Trust, is encouraged by progress of new trading venture, set up with the help of a CAF Bank loan.

How a CAF Bank loan helped

HERITAGE AND LEISURE

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Gymnastic school's expansion leaps forward

  • Colchester School of Gymnastics
  • £200,000 loan

Completing a long-planned extension helped Colchester School of Gymnastics double the size of its membership.

How a loan helped
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How a CAF Bank loan helped Kent & East Sussex Railway

  • Kent & East Sussex Railway

Find out how a CAF Bank loan helped the Kent & East Sussex Railway refinance existing debt and continue their vital work of preserving the railway.

How CAF Bank helped K&ESR

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 (CBL) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 204451. Authorisation can be checked on the financial services register at www.fca.org.uk

CBL Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered under number 1837656. CBL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).