The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is pleased to reveal that a total of £101,300 was approved in interest-free loans for people in Leicestershire in the third quarter of 2021.
One of the county’s oldest charities, having been established in 1542, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides interest-free loans to people within Leicestershire and Rutland, either to fund postgraduate education or to enable people to start or develop businesses.
In the latest quarter, three business ventures are set to benefit from a collective £40,000, including a beauty salon and café.
Meanwhile, £61,300 has been approved in interest-free loans which will enable students to study at postgraduate level, including an MA in Art Psychotherapy Practice, an MSc in Clinical Embryology and an MSc in Management.
David Howard, Chair of Trustees at The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, said: “I’m delighted for all of our successful applicants in this quarter and look forward to finding out how they progress with the use of our funding.
“As we continue to emerge from the impact created by COVID-19, I hope that we will be able to provide a much greater sum in the coming quarters to help people start business ventures or grow their existing businesses.
“For many, the pandemic has provided people with an opportunity to reflect on their career aspirations – and our interest-free loans are available to people within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland keen on becoming self-employed or going into business for themselves. With the free professional support on offer from our partners to all applicants, I encourage anybody interested in becoming self-employed, with the skill or talent to do so, to look into applying for one of our loans.”
The deadline for the final quarter of 2021 is 3.30pm on Thursday 30 September.
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