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Update – COVID-19

Update – COVID-19

Due to the unprecedented situation and recent Government instructions, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity office is now closed until further notice.

CURRENT BORROWERS

If you are a current borrower of the charity and have any issues or concerns at this time please email us on info@stwcharity.co.uk in the first instance.

Our staff are currently working remotely Monday – Friday and will get back to you as soon as possible.

APPLICANTS

If you wish to submit an application for a loan please do so via email as a scanned PDF document to sarah.hope@stwcharity.co.uk

We are unfortunately unable to access postal applications or take receipt of hand delivered applications at this time.

The deadline for receipt of applications into the next round is 3.30pm on 1st July 2020.

Although the office is closed our staff are working remotely Monday – Friday and would be happy to respond to any queries you might have.

In the first instance please email sarah.hope@stwcharity.co.uk

We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible, however please note responses may take a little longer than usual at this present time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Servin’ Up Success

Servin’ Up Success

No matter where you are in the county of Leicestershire, you’re never too far from the welcoming arms of a Steamin’ Billy pub.

Many enjoy the relaxed surroundings of The Parcel Yard after a train journey into the city, whilst others savour locally-sourced ingredients from seasonal menus at the company’s food establishments; all of which serve a unique selection of iconic Steamin’ Billy ales.

Put simply, if you’ve never been to a Steamin’ Billy pub, you’re likely to have heard of one; which is a true testament to the colossal profile the company now has across the county.

Before we proudly explain how The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity influenced a chapter of this incredible story, we’ll take you back to before the turn of the century through the eyes of Billy Allingham (pictured), who alongside Barry Lount, is co-founder of the Steamin’ Billy brand.

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Charity Reveals Details Of Loans Approved In Opening Quarter

Charity Reveals Details Of Loans Approved In Opening Quarter

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce the total sum approved in interest-free business and education loans for the opening quarter of 2020.

Following the first round of interviews with prospective borrowers in February, five loans, totalling a sum of £44,000, were approved to help establish or develop new businesses in Leicestershire, or help students return to university to obtain postgraduate qualifications.

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Meet Our New Trustees – Mark Shelton

Meet Our New Trustees – Mark Shelton

At the end of 2019, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity was delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to the charity’s board in Greg Hollingsworth, Sue Cleminson and Mark Shelton.

Moving forward, the trio will work alongside our 15 other trustees; forming part of interview panels with applicants and visiting borrowers and their businesses to see how things are progressing.

In a three-part series, we find out a little more about our newest trustees, concluding with director of Shelton Vision, Mark Shelton…

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Meet Our New Trustees – Sue Cleminson

Meet Our New Trustees – Sue Cleminson

At the end of 2019, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity was delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to the charity’s board in Greg Hollingsworth, Sue Cleminson and Mark Shelton.

Moving forward, the trio will work alongside our 15 other trustees; forming part of interview panels with applicants and visiting borrowers and their businesses to see how things are progressing.

In a three-part series, we find out a little more about our newest trustees, continuing with HR specialist, Sue Cleminson…

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Meet Our New Trustees – Greg Hollingsworth

Meet Our New Trustees – Greg Hollingsworth

At the end of 2019, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity was delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to the charity’s board in Greg Hollingsworth, Sue Cleminson and Mark Shelton.

Moving forward, the trio will work alongside our 15 other trustees; forming part of interview panels with applicants and visiting borrowers and their businesses to see how things are progressing.

In a three-part series, we find out a little more about our newest trustees, starting with solicitor Greg Hollingsworth…

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Charity Scholarship Recipient Offered Oxbridge Opportunity

Charity Scholarship Recipient Offered Oxbridge Opportunity

A Leicestershire pupil who received a two-year scholarship from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been awarded a place at King’s College Cambridge, becoming the first beneficiary of the charity’s programme to become an Oxbridge scholar.

Hebe Jackson of Barrow-upon Soar, Loughborough, has been offered the opportunity to read Modern and Medieval Languages at the prestigious university after obtaining excellent A level results at Ratcliffe College, achieving two A* grades and an additional A.

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Hitting The Right Note

Hitting The Right Note

Music tuition is a common experience for children throughout their school years and a lot of those stories are very similar.

Using rented equipment in a one-on-one session with a tutor, prodigy musicians make their way through the seemingly never-ending list of grades and qualifications – the exact experience that Mike Heaps of Room For Music had. That was until he decided to do something about it and revolutionise music teaching for the next generation.

He said: “Room for Music was established about eight years ago now. My goal was to provide an alternative approach to music tuition and specifically contemporary music tuition.

“Rather than one-on-one lessons, which is how most young people learn an instrument, I wanted to focus more around a group workshop style of teaching. I was trying to encourage those kids that were sat in their bedrooms and playing drums or guitar on their own to come together, start a band and get out there gigging and performing as real musicians.”

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Sculpting A Career In Art

Sculpting A Career In Art

It has been said before that art isn’t a result, it’s a journey. For Will Hughes, a 26-year-old artist and maker, the journey through art has already taken them to incredible places; professionally, emotionally and physically.

Now, through the help of an interest-free education loan courtesy of The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Will, from Market Overton in Rutland, is continuing his journey on all fronts. With the funding received from the charity, Will is studying for his Masters in Fine Art at Northumbria University.

“My sculptural practice talks about queer themes and the body through experiences,” explains Will, who completed his undergraduate degree at Bath Spa University before enjoying a year-long studio fellowship at Spike Island in Bristol.

“I decided that now was the right time to study for my Masters in Fine Art. I wish to expand my cultural knowledge on, and around, the subject of identity politics. In doing so, I want to continue to make physical work and explore where my practice is moving to.”

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12 Interest-Free Loans Approved By Leicester Charity

12 Interest-Free Loans Approved By Leicester Charity

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is pleased to announce that a total of £140,879 was approved in interest-free business and education loans at the culmination of the final quarter of 2019.

This figure is the sum of 12 loans approved in December 2019, with five education loans totalling £39,000 complemented by an additional £101,879 approved across seven interest-free loans to help start-up or develop businesses in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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