For Communities

Cash ISA


ISAs, or Individual Savings Accounts, were set up by the government to encourage people to save, and offer significant tax benefits. There are many types of ISA.

For Communities



United Overseas Credit Union have experience in funding, bid-writing and working with local authorities, yet we are completely independent.


We’re happy to help organisations work together, to promote social enterprises and share our expertise.  We also partner organisations who want to make small loans or grants, but have no mechanism or experience to do so.


Credit unions are not registered charities, but they are not-for-profit social enterprises, strictly monitored, regulated and audited.  We are happy to provide more information and arrange visits on request.


We don’t currently accept corporate accounts, but we are investigating the possibility of accepting deposits from certain types of organisations.


In the meantime, we’ve shared details of some other community organisations active in the local area that need your support below.


If you would like us to include your group or discuss other support, please email us at .



Community Links



Some organisations that we think deserve our members’ support. Note that we have no official links with these organisations, unless stated, we just admire the work they do and would like to help them spread the word.  We do not intend to give the impression that any of these organisations endorses or supports us or our projects.  If you would like to find out more, please use the contact details or website provided.


Food Banks


Put simply, you buy a bit of extra shopping (non-perishable food, toiletries, baby items, etc.) and leave it at a local collection point.  The volunteers use it to prepare emergency parcels for people in need, who have been referred by various agencies.  They provide enough food to feed a family for 3 days and clients are limited to a small number of visits in a year