Social and community capital

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Social & Community Capital

We’re here to support your community business, charities and social enterprises

See how we can support you

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only.
Any property used as security, which may include your home, may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other debt secured on it.

About us

Add your signposting title here… 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.

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Add your signposting title here… How we helped Get Cycling to gain momentum

Get Cycling is a Community Interest Company which enables those with disabilities to get behind the handlebars. Social & Community Capital were able to provide support in helping them to grow. 

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Our clients
Our Partners and Clients

Our Partners


We work with a range of organisations to help community and social enterprises. From Locality who help neighbourhoods thrive to NatWest SE100 who provide helpful facts and figures behind the latest developments.  

How we work with our partners

Our Clients


Between 2012 and 2017 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.

Clients we've funded

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 most recent impact report.

NW-impact-report-2017 (PDF, 1MB)


Community Business Loan

We offer alternative funding to business charities and social enterprises who don't qualify for mainstream loans. 

A community business loan offers: 

  • Funding for companies who are investment ready 
  • Funding from £30,000 to £750,000
  • Flexible terms and repayments holidays
  • Access to sector experts  
How to apply

Leadership and trustee bios

Our leadership team and trustees help social entrepreneurs, facilitating the provision of finance and support. 

Megan Peat, CEO

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...

NatWest Social & Community Capital is a trading name of RBS Social & Community Capital, Registered in England No: 03901460, Registered office: 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA. Charity Registration No: 1079626.

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