Archive for December 2015

STWLC Reveals Record-Breaking Figure

STWLC Reveals Record-Breaking Figure

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has announced that over £500,000 has been provided in the form of nine-year interest-free business and education loans in 2015; the highest total approved during a calendar year in the Charity’s history.

Following the latest round of interviews with prospective borrowers, in which a total of £144,455 was approved by the Charity’s Trustees across 23 applicants, a total of 20 new businesses have been provided with the funds required to assist start-up projects within Leicestershire, whilst a further 59 loans have been delivered to students wishing to continue studies beyond undergraduate degrees.

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Doll-Making Borrower Expands With Book Series

Doll-Making Borrower Expands With Book Series

Ruth Lord, who set up Dress-A-Doll in Lutterworth with the help of a Sir Thomas White Loan Charity loan, is now set to launch a series of children’s books to go alongside her custom dolls.

Collaborating with a published author, Ruth has planned to have three books published – which focus on stories based around a young girl named Aimee who owns three dolls: Megan, Annie and Mabel.

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Saturday 5th December is Small Business Saturday – we hope any of our borrowers involved in the day have a great time, and would encourage potential loan candidates to apply to receive funding from us.

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy – which is why we’re proud to be able to support so many entrepreneurs and start-ups in a range of industries.

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