18th Jun 2019

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 illegal money lenders.  

Illegal Money Lenders, more commonly known as Loan Sharks, lend money without having the correct permissions from the Financial Conduct Authority. They often give cash loans out without any paper work and want double the amount back or charge extortionate interest rates. When you struggle to make repayments they may use violence, threats and intimidation, to ensure you keep paying them.

The aim of this funding is to give groups the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue, in their community in a different way. There are some links you might find useful:


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Funding that can make a real difference!

We want to actively encourage projects and initiatives that are different from the rest and will leave a legacy in the communities they are delivered in. To make sure you’ve got what it takes, have a look at our 4 main aims below:

  1. Innovative
  • Has this been done before and if so what makes this project different?
  1. Community Engagement
  • Who will this project reach and how many people will be involved?
  1. Impact
  • How will it effect and influence the people reached and how will it change their actions and understanding?
  1. Legacy
  • What will it leave behind and how is it sustainable?

If you’ve got what it takes and your project meets all of our aims, then please complete this application form and return it electronically to: or post hard copy to Cath Wohlers, IMLT, PO Box 12971, B33 0TD. Please note the closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

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