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If you have a vision, a charity loan could help make it a reality. We take a flexible and responsible approach to lending. Share your ideas, and we’ll help you choose what you can afford to borrow and how long you need to repay it.


We’ve supported Charities and Businesses for over 130 years and we prioritise business lending to organisations that deliver positive social impact, so you’ll be joining a group of like-minded people. 

We will prioritise our business lending to those organisations in the UK that deliver positive social impact. We can provide competitively priced loans and commercial mortgages on terms up to 25 years.

We can lend for business expansion and working capital in the following sectors: 

  • Health and Social Care 
  • Social Housing 
  • Social Enterprises 
  • Education 
  • Faith Organisations; Churches, Religious Orders 
  • Charities 
  • Community, Arts, Heritage, Sports 
  • SME sectors

Please see the important information regarding Charity Loan support in the tab named "Support during the Covid-19 pandemic".

Charity Loans

  • Term loans
  • Lending from £250k to £2.5m
  • Repayment term up to 25 years with 5 year commitment
  • Typically up to a maximum of 65% loan to security value


What we offer

  • Term loans
  • Lending from £250k to £2.5m
  • Repayment term up to 25 years with 5 year commitment
  • Typically up to a maximum of 65% loan to security value
  • Tailored loan pricing on a case by case basis
  • Simple application process and fast decisions
  • Early indication of our appetite to lend 
  • Specialist not-for-profit sector experience
  • Tailored solution to suit your Charity's unique requirements
  • You'll have a named relationship manager to contact directly when you need to speak to someone. They’ll understand your organisation, and the challenges you face.
  • Early indication of our appetite to lend
  • Specialist not-for-profit sector experience
  • Tailored loan pricing on a case by case basis


1)    Click on Charity Loans documents at the base of this page and read our key documents
2)    Complete the Charity Loan Enquiry Form 
3)    We’ll assess your application
4)    We’ll set up your account

Read our key documents

Reliance Bank Charity Loan (IIS) Important Information Summary
Complete the Charity Loan Enquiry Form 

Complete our Charity Loan Enquiry Form.

This form is a paper application form so please print it out, complete it and send it to us at:
Reliance Bank, Faith House, 23-24 Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EB.

We’ll assess your application

  • One of our Relationship Manager's will contact you to discuss your request
  • A credit check on you and your charity will be required to allow Reliance Bank to assess your applications
  • Interest, fees, charges and due diligence costs will be agreed on an individual basis. Read our Charity banking lending tariff for more information.

We’ll set up your account
If your application is successful, we’ll set up your account and send you a welcome pack.

  • Read our key documents
  • Complete our Charity Loan Enquiry Form

Important information regarding Charity Loan support

If you are struggling with your charity commitments because of COVID-19 you may want to consider if the Bank could support you with a loan repayment holiday or additional loan facility.

We are offering affected Charity customers the opportunity to contact the Commercial department via email on and would ask you to provide us with a background as to your circumstances, together with the following:

  • Charity name and post code
  • Best contact telephone number 
  • Some brief details on your specific circumstance

We will review each case to establish how best we can support you during these challenging times.

Reliance Bank is presently unable to be part of the Government support schemes, if we are unable to support you directly, please follow the link below for more information on the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) that launched on 6 April 2021. The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) provides financial support to businesses across the UK as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.…

Remember we are here for you. As the situation in the UK changes we’ll continue to look at what we can do to support you and will be regularly updating our website on key changes

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