Members of the Plunkett Community Co-operative Network will receive a 25% reduction on loan arrangement fee thanks to a new offer, as part of the bespoke membership package. 

Community groups looking to save an asset important to their community could borrow from the ethical bank Charity Bank, who are looking to help co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities. 

Charity Bank is a savings and loans bank with a mission to use money for good. The use the money their savers entrust to them to make loans to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. Financing organisations helping people in rural communities is a core part of their work. They are entirely owned by charitable foundations, trusts and social purpose organisations, so are able to keep their social mission at the heart of everything they do.

You can apply for loans from £50,000 to £2.5 million. And as you repay your loan Charity Bank re-lend the money to other like-minded organisations, only investing where people and communities benefit.

Apply now to receive 25% off the arrangement fees. 

If you are a Plunket member, contact Harriet English by emailing [email protected] for your special code. If you're not a member, click here to find out more about joining us. 

You are eligible if you haven’t formally enquired about or applied for a loan in the past two years.

The standard arrangement fee is usually 1% of the agreed loan, but may be individually negotiated. Applications are subject to Charity Bank’s approval.

Make sure you submit your application by 31st October 2016.

In addition Charity Bank will make a payment towards the work of the Plunkett Foundation for every loan that is drawdown.

Find out more: visit, call 01732 441919 or email [email protected]