Loans & Social Investment

The AHF provides loan facilities to eligible charities and other not-for-profit organisations, either for the acquisition of a building, to provide working capital throughout a restoration project, to bridge further funding becoming available, or to kick start enterprising activities to secure the future sustainability of the organisation and the building. 

Loans usually require some form of security, either a first legal charge or a repayment guarantee from a local authority; the long-term viability of any project or enterprise is as crucial to us when considering an application as it is to you. However, in certain circumstances we are able to offer loans where no security is available.

Our terms are flexible and competitive, interest rates vary and the length of loan period can be anything from a few months up to 20 years for mortgage type borrowing. An arrangement fee may apply, though each application is considered individually on its merits, with full assistance given during the application process and beyond.

The AHF’s Investment Team is ready and happy to discuss any loan query. In the first instance, please contact Asha Karbhari, Business Development Officer on 0207 925 0199 (direct line: 07481 832 735), or email us.

We are absolutely delighted with the way things have worked out at the Pier - thanks for all your help with this over the years. I still think back to our first meeting in the downpour in Bristol, and the first ever discussion of Community Share. So much has happened since, and the money we’ve raised is fantastic. One of our trustees has also now become something of an expert in these matters!
— Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust
The Architectural Heritage Fund is listed by Good Finance as a provider of social investment

The Architectural Heritage Fund is listed by Good Finance as a provider of social investment