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PWLB

Public Works Loan Board

Lending to Parish, Town and Community Councils

PWLB lends to town and parish councils (in England) and town and community councils (in Wales). Applicants will need a borrowing approval from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), for which they should approach their County Association of Local Councils or, in the case of Welsh councils, the Welsh Government.

Application for a loan - form PDFLC1 (167 KB). A completed form and PDFDirect Debit Instruction (65 KB), should be sent to the Board two weeks before the loan is required.

Guidance on applying - guidance note PDFLC2 (62 KB).

Guidance on the early repayment of loans - guidance note PDFLC3 (193 KB).

Guidance on paying by Direct Debit.

Indicative repayment costs on fixed rate loans are available here.

Useful External Links

When using these links, please be aware of points VIII and IX of our Terms of Use.

Department for Communities and Local Government - guidance on the Borrowing Approval System for Parish and Town Councils in England. Enquiries -
parish.borrowing@communities.gsi.gov.uk
Department for Communities and Local Government

Welsh Government - guidance on the Borrowing Approval System for Community and Town Councils in WalesWelsh Government

National Association of Local CouncilsNational Association of Local Councils

One Voice WalesOne Voice Wales

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