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.
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.
– By Sarah Clark, Education Borrower
“It is unfounded that I am ever lost for words, yet here I am, a month into my MRes and I am still struggling to find the sentences to express my feelings towards the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
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.
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.
‘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.
Students at De Montfort University will be able to learn more about the support available from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) at this year’s Health & Life Sciences PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) Conference on Tuesday 8th November.
The Charity will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, which is being held at DMU’s conference facility The Venue – formerly known as the John Sanford Centre.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is encouraging budding young entrepreneurs from Leicestershire to get in touch to help their start-up get off the ground.
The Charity, based at Friars Mill, just outside Leicester city centre, provides nine-year interest free loans of up to £15,000 to people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 wishing to start their own business. Successful borrowers are provided with a three-year break period before equal monthly repayments commence, thus providing a lengthy period for businesses to become fully operational.
Everybody at the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity would like to wish the best of luck to Faye Hooper and Becky Owens, who will this weekend be heading to Hampton Court Palace to participate in The Handmade Fair, following a special invitation by event organisers.
Over the years, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has assisted the start-up of many businesses, each with their own inspirational story behind them. However, in the case of business borrower Melissa March, her story is one that continues to inspire.
Melissa’s loan was used to establish Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A), which has become established as an award-winning charity. L4A provides learning opportunities to older people receiving care, either in care settings – such as care homes or nursing homes, or with individuals in their own homes.