General News

May 2020

This Insight provides an update on the measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses facing difficulty because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We expect support measures will continue to evolve as time passes and recommend taking advice before making a claim.Read more

Tigger Hoare

The Fore, a seed funder for the non-profit sector, has dedicated its new RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) Fund to the memory of Richard Q ‘Tigger’ Hoare, OBE, who died on 24th March 2020.  RAFT is making grants of up to £5000 to help well-managed charities and social enterprises...Read more

As the country moves towards easing COVID-19 restrictions, the health and wellbeing of our customers and our employees remain a primary concern for the bank.  With this in mind, we will continue to operate with most people working remotely. This has proved successful, allowing us to meet our...Read more

CHC garden

We would like to thank all our customers for your warm response to our post about COVID-19 emergency-response funds.  An updated guide to the different funds and charities helping those worst affected by coronavirus has been compiled by Beacon Collaborative. It can be viewed here:...Read more

Rennie Hoare, Head of Philanthropy, shares the bank’s strategy for giving in time of crisis and reflects on lessons learned from the Grenfell tragedyRead more