Retail Charity Bonds

A new issuing platform to raise loan finance for charities through listed retail eligible bonds.

Retail Charity Bonds is an initiative from Allia, in association with Canaccord Genuity Limited, to raise £10m – £50m of unsecured loan finance from ethical investors through bonds listed on London Stock Exchange.

The platform provides an alternative to bank debt for established charities with strong credit worth. It also gives charities the opportunity to significantly raise their profile and engage with a new audience of investors.

The first retail charity bond was launched in June 2014 on behalf of Golden Lane Housing (GLH), a subsidiary of Mencap. The offer closed early after less than two weeks, having raised its £11m requirement from a mix of institutions and individual investors.

For more information, visit the Retail Charity Bonds website at www.retailcharitybonds.co.uk