The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been in existence since 1542 and was founded by one of the city’s most generous (but least well known) benefactors, Sir Thomas White. Although he never actually set foot in Leicester, Sir Thomas is honoured by being included as one of the four statues around the Clock Tower in the Leicester city centre.
We are an equal opportunity organisation providing loans for new business ideas and young businesses needing investment. Eligible candidates may borrow up to £20,000 for business and up to £10,000 for education, to establish themselves in their chosen career. Loans are interest free for 9 years, repayable by equal instalments after 3 years, and are available to people aged over 18 and under 45.