Our story

Founded in 2009 and registered as a charity in 2013, NILS now supports over 200 local people a year through a combination of no-interest loans and, in exceptional circumstances, grants. We do not give cash, but purchase items/services on behalf of clients from local suppliers to ensure the money is used for its intended purpose while helping small, independent businesses wherever possible.

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Our values

Integrity

Community

Inclusivity

Respect

Our values

Integrity

Community

Inclusivity

Respect

Donations

NILS relies on donations and grants, which it must bid for, to provide the much-needed assistance it gives to local people in need. The past two years have been difficult for all, but we are proud to say we have assisted more people in this time than in the whole of the charity’s history and look forward to continuing to do so.

Go to our case studies page to see examples of the help we have provided and continue to give.