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. […]
News & Views
Help us build a thriving co-operative sector Co-operative & Community Finance is looking for a Treasurer to support the Industrial Common Ownership Finance Ltd (ICOF) board and small staff team. Our well established organisation, which supports a range of co-operative businesses with loan finance is looking for a confident ‘numbers’ person to help us grow […]
We’re excited to let you know about another fantastic event that we will be sponsoring in 2017. ‘Post Carbon Co-ops – Future Co-ops 2017’ will address the Post Carbon landscape and explore co-operative solutions to post carbon challenges. We’re looking forward to working with Co-operative Futures again for what proves to be a great event. […]
Here at Co-operative & Community Finance we are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring Ways Forward 5 – Roads to a Democratic Economy. This important conference aims to discuss and debate co-operative and radical alternatives to austerity and capitalism and help shape our shared vision of a prosperous, caring society based on a democratic economy. Speakers […]