Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund – deadline 30 June 2021

Article date
19 April 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted loan sharks. The fund has 4 main objectives: Innovative – Community Engagement – Impact – Legacy.

Who can apply?

Funding bids are welcome from local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies.

What can the money be spent on?

Funds can be spent on any worthwhile community project that meets the following criteria:

  • Contributes to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks.
  • Prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message.
  • Promotes the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities.
  • Encourages reporting of loan sharks.
Is there a deadline?

30 June 2021

Further information, frequently asked questions and link to application form can be found here.