Social and community capital

Social & Community Capital

Alternative support and funding for community business, charities and social enterprises

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Supporting our communities

As a community venture, you can make a big positive impact. But sometimes it’s difficult to get the finance you need to grow. So with our strong heritage of supporting community-based businesses, we’re doing more to help.

Maybe you need funding to get off the ground. Perhaps you need the networks or supply chains to grow and evolve. We’re there to support social enterprises at every stage of the journey, from starting up to expanding your impact on the world.


Throughtout 2017, we're supporting a wide range of social community enterprise events, conferences and workshops across the UK.  


ACOSVO Scottish Leaders Dinner

16 May 2017 | Glasgow



ACOSVO Scottish Leaders Dinner

25 May 2017 | Glasgow



YearHere Crowdbacker Funding Event

June 2017 | London



Charity Bank Impact Awards & Open Evening

21 Jun 2017 | London

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Case studies

CCI Scotland

Read how CCI Scotland creates landscapes and changes lives

CCI Scotland is a unique social enterprise. It incorporates a charity that delivers exceptional person centred programmes. The charity helps people with a range of support needs. It places them in a professional construction company where they can help deliver outstanding quality and value on landscape and civil contracts.

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Our clients

Between 2012 and 2016 we funded over 30 social ventures through NatWest Social & Community Capital (S&CC). Our ambition is to increase the size and strength of this important sector of the UK economy.

Ventures we've funded
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Our impact

We aim to provide access to appropriate financial and business support to viable charities, voluntary organisations and social businesses unable to access mainstream finance. To better understand how and what we have achieved, read our yearly impact report.

Impact Report 2015 (PDF, 821KB)


Our partners

We work with a range of organisations to help community and social enterprises.

How we work with our partners
Community Business Loan

We have £10 million to help social ventures that don't qualify for mainstream loans. Organisations can get funding from £30,000 up to £750,000 depending on what they do.

We tailor loans to specific business requirements and offer flexible terms. There's no deadline, so organisations can apply all year round.

Criteria and how to apply



Leadership and trustee bios

Megan Peat, CEO 
Social & Community Capital

Megan joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007 from a US investment bank. She has a background in both credit underwriting and front line origination across the international financial institutions sector. Megan's previous role was heading up the Structured Finance Funds and Financial Intermediaries team, originating and structuring debt solutions to private and public businesses in the UK. Megan joined...

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NatWest Social & Community Capital is a trading name of RBS Social & Community Capital, Registered in England No: 03901460, Registered office: 12-14 Regents Place, Birmingham B1 3NJ Charity Registration No: 1079626

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