The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been in existence since 1542 and was founded by one of the City’s most generous (but least well known) benefactors, Sir Thomas White. STWLC provides loans for new business ideas and businesses needing investment. Eligible candidates may borrow up to £20,000 (business) or £10,000 (education) interest free for 9 years repayable by equal instalments after 3 years to establish themselves in their chosen career.