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Charities and Social Enterprises

Charities and Social Enterprises have formed the backbone of our lending and relationships for over 20 years.

As financial support from central and local Government reduces, charities are looking for new ways to do more, with less. As a values-based bank, we fully recognise the challenges you are facing. We are committed to working with you in support of your charitable objectives, to learn about your diversification plans and to help you extend your impact.

"Triodos are very flexible and open. If we have any problems we know we can speak to them. But we really valued the way Matt, our Relationship Manager, advised and supported us when we first contacted him, and was committed to helping us get the best deal all round.

It’s great to have somebody regional, who can easily pop over for a coffee and a chat and has a real sense of what we’re doing."

Tim Parkinson, Executive Director - Caring for Life

We provide flexible and tailored finance packages, based on a long term relationship that takes into account your organisation’s individual circumstances, plans and ambitions.

What we can offer

Subject to meeting lending criteria

  • Loans of between £100k and £15 million for up to 25 years
  • To assist with new property purchases or redevelopment
  • A current account with an option of an overdraft where appropriate. Separate fees apply
  • Access to your own Relationship Manager  
  • Ability to co-finance alongside other social investors
  • Social investment finance, including Social Impact Bonds

Why choose Triodos Bank

  • We have a genuine commitment to and understanding of the sector
  • There is an opportunity to align the charity’s objectives with a trusted banking partner
  • We actively look for ways to support you and the good work you provide for our society

Important information

  • We may seek to recover any property provided as security if you do not keep up repayments on your loan.
  • Interest, fees and due diligence costs will be agreed on each project’s basis. Read our business banking lending tariff for more information.
  • If you repay your loan early, an early repayment fee may apply.


Customer story: Penny Brohn

Penny Brohn provides support for people living with cancer, their families and supporters. Its comprehensive programme of lifestyle advice, self-help techniques and complementary therapies helps people deal with the physical and emotional aspects of living with cancer.

We provide a working capital facility to be used in case of any delays in grants or fundraising activities.
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Specialist Relationship Managers

Neil Hewitt - Social and Cultural team manager, Business Banking - Triodos Bank

With an in-depth knowledge of charities and social enterprises

£400m in lending to charities and social enterprises in the UK

585 social community projects supported across Europe

Want to take the next step?

If you are interested in what you have read and would like to know more, visit our borrowing page to enquire.

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