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About The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

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 as one of the four statues embedded in the Clock Tower in Leicester city centre.

We are an equal opportunity organisation providing personal loans for new business ideas, businesses needing investment and for the study of postgraduate education. Eligible candidates may borrow up to £20,000 for business purposes and up to £10,000 for postgraduate education purposes, to establish themselves in their chosen career. All loans are personal loans which are interest free for 9 years, repayable by equal instalments after 3 years, and are available to people aged over 18 and under 45.