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Case studies

Every year Participants and other stakeholders are able to see the Dormant Assets Scheme first-hand, as beneficiary groups present inspirational speeches at RFL’s Annual Event.

The case studies below provide just a small sample of the social and environmental initiatives that benefit from the Scheme.


Groundwork North Wales

Awarded £1.2million in 2017, the project aims to improve a number of green spaces and clear waste, working with volunteers.

Shildon Alive

Shildon Alive is a community hub based in County Durham providing a range of much needed services to their local community.
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Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Credit Union offer a range of fair and affordable products to members across the Humber region, an underserved area of the country where nearly 20% of the population lives in areas ranked in the 10% most deprived area
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The Polar Academy

The Polar Academy is a charity – set up in 2012 – which identifies those young adults in Scottish schools and organisations who are often overlooked by the education system.

1625 Independent People

1625 Independent People works with young people aged 16 to 25 in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.
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East Belfast Mission

East Belfast Mission is using a £99,921 grant to improve the sustainability of their Hosford Homelessness Service which provides accommodation and support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to rebuild their lives.

Fighting All Cancers Together

The Alternative Scheme allows banks and building societies with a balance sheet of less than £7bn to utilise dormant asset monies to support local or aligned charities.

Royal Society for Blind Children

The Royal Society for Blind Children received a £250,000 loan from the Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund established by Big Society Capital in response to the increasing need for funding due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Renew Wales

Renew Wales is supported through the Sustainable Steps Programme delivered through TNLCF Wales utilising money from dormant accounts.

Showcase the Street

Showcase the Street is a social enterprise who use dance, sport and technology to support communities especially those in areas of deprivation and rural isolation.