The Challenge

Located within the London Borough of Hackney, Side by Side is a special needs school and integrated nursery, catering to children between the ages of two and 19. 

An integral part of the local community, the school offers a unique environment for all its children, including therapy sessions, an afterschool club and extra-curricular activities. 

The school was in the process of raising funds locally to develop its new premises that would increase capacity from 80 to 130, however required an experienced specialist lender to provide further capital to complete the project.

Opportunity & Outcomes

We were able to support Side by Side by agreeing to advance £5M, which allowed the company to complete its building work whilst its fundraising continued apace.