Supportive loan finance to help people take control of their economic lives and create social benefit.
We exclusively serve the co-operative and social enterprise sector.
Over the last 40 years we’ve supported hundreds of businesses, from small community-led enterprises to large award-winning organisations. All of our funds are democratically owned and controlled by our members. We lend to those that practice the principles of co-operation, social ownership and sustainable development. Our rates are competitive and we don’t require personal guarantees.more about borrowing from us >>
Scotland’s only employee-owned foundry is preparing for a growth in sales after a difficult first year. A loan from Co-operative & Community Finance is easing the pressure on cash flow as the business returns to profitability. Specialised Castings in Denny, near Falkirk, is one of just two iron foundries left in central Scotland, which was […]
A timely loan from Co-operative & Community Finance has helped to secure the future of the most southerly and westerly housing co-operative in England. On 29 September 2016 Spiral Collective Housing Co-operative became the owner of the Cottage and associated land and buildings on the picturesque Pendennis Headland in Falmouth, Cornwall. Spiral Collective had occupied […]
The UK’s leading supplier of personalised school uniform, which is employee-owned, is investing in new IT and preparing for growth with the help of loans from Co-operative & Community Finance and the Co-operative Loan Fund. Sheffield-based School Trends supplies 6,000 schools and well over 1 million school children throughout the UK with personalised school uniforms. […]
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Help us build a thriving co‑op sector. We are seeking people to join our board and help plan the strategic direction of Co-operative & Community Finance and keep us on course. We are looking for fresh ideas and enthusiasm from people who are committed to co-op values and community control. You do not need to […]
We are helping to roll out a major new initiative to support charities and social enterprises to access the investment they need to grow and diversify their income streams. Co-operative & Community Finance is one of just 10 organisations in the UK to be approved as an Access Point for the two-year, £4m Reach Fund […]
We are proud to be sponsoring the 2016 Community Ownership Awards. If you have a community-run business in your region that you feel goes above and beyond to support the community then please nominate them here: communityownershipawards.com. Nominations close on Friday 14 October at 5pm. The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in London on […]