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Extended Videos Reveal Charity’s Help

Extended Videos Reveal Charity’s Help

You may have seen the brand-new Sir Thomas White Loan Charity video – but now, we’re delighted to bring you some extended footage from interviews with two of the businesses featured – The Sewing Cafe and William Wheelwright Hair.

The interviews with packed full of information which provides prospective borrowers with an insight into the measures required to make your business work – not to mention details of how each borrower found working with The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity and how the loan  they obtained benefited their respective business.

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A Master of Her Craft

A Master of Her Craft

A key attraction to starting a business is the opportunity to utilise a talent or passion on a day-to-day basis, creating a career out of something that provides enjoyment and satisfaction.

It is something that fuelled 28-year-old Jen Pyrah, whose gift for fine art has since been transferred to her business Wren & Wilson, which was set up after Jen successfully applied for a business loan from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

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Education Loan Provided Invaluable Opportunity

Education Loan Provided Invaluable Opportunity

Having the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification opens a host of doors when it comes to commencing a career. However, for many, the cost of continuing study beyond graduation provides a stumbling block – which is why The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides education loans that are interest-free for nine years.

Hajra Okhai is a perfect example of somebody eager to continue studying so that she could enter her chosen career. Hajra, from Leicester, initially commenced work for a large industrial company prior to making the decision to study for a post-graduate degree.

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Total of £48,000 Approved This Quarter

Total of £48,000 Approved This Quarter

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce that a total of £48,000 has been approved in interest-free business and education loans, following the Charity’s first round of interviews with prospective borrowers in 2017.

Of this figure a total £42,000 was approved to help new businesses start up in Leicestershire, including a new manufacturer of maternity lingerie, an online outlet for unique art and prints, a pie manufacturer and an online travel company.

In addition, a further £6,000 was approved as an education loan, allowing one graduate to continue their studies at post-graduate level.

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides nine-year interest-free loans to help people aged between 18 and 35 within Leicestershire and Rutland, either to assist business start-up or progress educational qualifications.

The Charity’s next round of interviews with prospective borrowers is in May. For more information on business loans, please CLICK HERE.

For details of our education loans, please CLICK HERE.

Should you have any questions, please email info@stwcharity.co.uk or call 0116 204 6620.

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STWLC Launches New Promotional Video

STWLC Launches New Promotional Video

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has released a brand-new promotional video, produced by two fellow Leicester businesses that have benefited from the Charity’s interest-free loans.

The three-minute long video is a result of a working partnership between marketing agency Soar Media and video production company On Point Productions; both of which received funding from the Charity during the respective business’ infancy.

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Borrower Releases Debut Album

Borrower Releases Debut Album

A former Miss Leicester, who contacted The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity in a bid to help get her music production business off the ground, has released her debut album, entitled ‘Find Your Tribe’.

Léna Walker, who borrowed from the Charity in 2014 in order to establish herself as a recording artist, music producer and guitar teacher, is back in the United Kingdom having spent six months hitch-hiking around South America and the West Indies with little more than her guitar and flip-flops. During her travels, Léna has been writing music, culminating in the production of ‘Find Your Tribe’ – the debut album which is being released independently.

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Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce a total sum of £87,500 of interest-free loans were approved, following the Charity’s final round of interviews with prospective borrowers for 2016.

The figure from the final quarter takes the grand total delivered in loans for the year to an impressive £375,000.

One of Leicestershire’s oldest charities, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – based at Leicester’s Friar’s Mill – provides people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 with business and education loans, which are interest-free over a period of nine years.

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Education Grant Boosts Natasha’s Prospects

Education Grant Boosts Natasha’s Prospects

For Leicester High School for Girls student Natasha Bhogaita, the world is her oyster. Having received her A-level results at the end of the 2015/16 academic year, she now has a selection of universities to choose from as she chases her dream career – a story that the Leicester-based Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is proud to have played a part in.

Thanks to a £20,000 grant provided by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Natasha was able to study for her A-levels at Leicester High School for Girls – an opportunity that she would not have had otherwise.

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Success Story – Creative Food for Creative People

Success Story – Creative Food for Creative People

‘Creative food for creative people’ – it’s a simple philosophy, but one that has worked wonders for Sir Thomas White Loan Charity business loan borrower Graham Crewe, better known to many as Gray.

In 2014, Gray applied for a loan to establish Grays Coffee Shop and Kitchen, having learned of a space available at Leicester’s LCB Depot on Rutland Street, which houses a number of the city’s creative businesses.

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