Charity Bank takes to the road with free regional events in the UK for charity professionals

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations to attend a series of free regional events in September and October.

Taking place in Edinburgh, London, Tunbridge Wells, Leeds, Reading, Derby and Manchester, these events will provide the latest insight on the state of the social sector at a time of change and challenge. NCVO will present an update on the state of the sector and then sector specialists will engage with the audience in unpicking some of the challenges and opportunities that exist.

Attendees will leave with practical insight and guidance to help their organisations survive and thrive in a changing world.

The Road to Growth events will last half a day and are being delivered in partnership with a wide range of national and local social sector partners. National partners include: The National Lottery Community Fund, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.

Panelists will share research and insights on the state of the sector, how political and Brexit uncertainty are impacting the sector, examples of how charities and social enterprises are responding, as well as the latest on funding and grants, regulation, technology and governance.

Each event will be hosted from 9.00 – 12.00 at the following venues:

  • Edinburgh, 12th September at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre (EH8 9RR)
  • London, 18th September at Mercers’ Charitable Foundation (EC2V 8HE)
  • Tunbridge Wells, 26th September at Thomson Snell & Passmore (TN1 1NX)
  • Leeds, 3rd October at St George’s Centre (LS10 4UZ)
  • Reading, 8th October, Edith Morley Building in the University of Reading (RG6 6BT)
  • Derby, 16th October, at YMCA Derbyshire (DE24 8UT)
  • Manchester, 17th October at GMCVO (M12 6FZ)

To find out more and register, visit

Ed Siegel, Chief Executive, Charity Bank said: “We’re hosting these free events as part of our mission and commitment to support the social sector. Attendees will receive high quality and practical insights, knowledge and ideas from our expert panelists, which they can then implement in their own organisations. The events will also act as an opportunity for delegates to network with like-minded peers who have similar goals. We’re really looking forward to hosting the events and meeting individuals in each region who are at the forefront of social change.”

Charity Bank is the loans and savings bank for charities and social enterprises. It uses its savers’ money to provide much needed loans to small and large organisations working to drive positive social change – bringing benefits for people, communities and the environment. Charity Bank is owned by charitable trusts, foundations and social purpose organisations.

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