Social & Community Capital
We're here to support community-based charities and businesses
About Social & Community Capital
Social & Community Capital is a charity funded and supported by Ulster Bank in order to help social enterprises and community businesses.
Supporting our communities
As a community venture, you can make a big positive impact. With our strong heritage of supporting community-based businesses, we’re doing more to help.
Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.
How we can help
Maybe you need funding to get off the ground. Perhaps you need the networks or supply chains to grow and evolve. We’re there to support you at every stage of the journey, from starting up to expanding your impact on the world.
Community business loans
We offer alternative funding to business charities and social enterprises who don't qualify for mainstream loans.
Our community business loans offer funding from £30,000 to £750,000 with flexible terms and repayments holidays including access to sector experts.
The Coal Rooms want to see a world where homelessness is reduced through trade, where stigma is eliminated, economic potential is realised, and homeless people are valued members of society.
Sandhaven and Pitullie
Sandhaven and Pitullie Harbour used to be one of the best harbours on the Moray Firth. Through a loan bridging facility, various projects have been carried out.
In response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we offered £1 million in grants to social enterprises and trading charities that employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups.
These grants have made sure that these organisations can continue with the great work that they do.
The applications for these grants have now closed and the winners have been selected.
In January 2020, Social and Community Capital launched its 20th anniversary grant programme, offering seven £20,000 grants to social enterprises, charities and community businesses around the UK.
This funding is aimed at helping organisations develop a project that creates positive impact for people who are considered vulnerable or marginalised.
The applications for this grant are now closed and the winners have been selected.
We aim to provide access to appropriate financial and business support to viable social enterprises, charities and community businesses unable to access mainstream finance. Read our most recent impact report to see what we have achieved.
We work with a range of organisations to help community and social enterprises. From helping neighbourhoods thrive to providing helpful facts and figures behind the latest developments, our partners could help you.