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Charity Bank

194 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BE
+44 (0)1732 774040

About us

Charity Bank was established in 2002 to be a different kind of bank. 

Our origins date back to 1992 with research into the concept of a bank for charities. 

The UK's first not-for-profit bank that lends to charitable organisations and social enterprises. 

Charity Bank finances social enterprises, charities and community organisations, with the support of depositors and investors who want to use their money to facilitate real social change, while earning a financial return

We offer

Our vision 
A world where social purpose organisations have the financial resources they need to create a better society for all. 

Our mission 
To attract share capital from social investors, take savings from socially conscious individuals and lend solely to social purpose organisations, and, as a result, be the most admired bank in the UK. 

In pursuing our mission we seek to: 
>Address market failure 
We lend to charities, community organisations and social enterprises that are under-served by other lenders in order that these organisations can address the social needs within communities across the UK or provide other social benefits. 
> Align stakeholders 
We seek to create a community of borrowers, savers, investors, staff and board members who share a common vision and mission. 

Our values 
We deliver Charity Bank’s mission as a team, underpinned by a set of shared values that help us make a positive impact in society: 
> Integrity – in how we do business 
> Mission – supporting social purpose organisations 
> Passion – in our work and our mission 
> Alignment – sharing our vision with our customers 
> Customers – keeping their best interests at heart 
> Transparency – to whom we lend and how we work.
This is not just a different kind of banking. It is banking that makes a real difference.

We support

  • Avon
  • Money
  • Investment
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


At Charity Bank we use the money saved with us to lend to charities and other organisations that help improve and enrich the society we live in. 

For our savers we offer a fair rate of interest on their savings and lend their money to charities and social enterprises, thus helping them expand and improve the world around them. 

For charities and social enterprises we offer flexible loans and specialist support, helping each organisation work out the best solution for its needs.

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