It’s been a tough year. Ever since things turned upside down in March, times have been hard for everyone.
Co-ops and community business have had to deal with the challenges of closed doors, cashflow, and distancing, like any other business. Unlike many mainstream businesses, however, these organisations often have the love and support of their communities woven through them – they are of, and for the people they serve. In hard times this love turns to loyalty, and it’s been phenomenal to watch more people get involved, and more people get support. This is the world we want to live in.
We’ve been incredibly impressed by the way the organisations we work with, and have lent to, have coped, pivoted and kept going. This is not to say that there haven’t been hard choices and big decisions – but a co-operative approach has helped make the difference.
To brighten this midwinter, we’re sharing stories of our clients who have come through this difficult time with something – still – to smile about. We’ll be sharing these stories between now and mid January. Look out for the first one later this week.
If you are a community business or Co-op that needs finance to rebuild and grow, please do not hesitate to get in touch.