The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that would like 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 permission 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.
Please note that the application period is open till 30 June 2019, so please ensure you have your applications submitted by then and please pass on to any of your contacts whom you feel may want to apply.