Charity Bank takes to the road with free regional events 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 London, Tunbridge Wells, Leeds, Reading, Edinburgh, 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: Directory of Social Change, 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 The Spa Hotel (TN4 8XJ)
  • Leeds, 3rd October at St George’s Centre (LS10 4UZ)
  • Reading, 8th October at the Meadow Suite, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, (RG6 6UR)
  • Derby, 16th October, at YMCA Derbyshire (DE24 8UT)
  • Manchester, 17th October at St Thomas Centre, 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.

About Charity Bank

Charity Bank is the loans and savings bank for charities, social enterprises and people who want to make the world a better place. It uses its savers’ money to provide much needed loans to UK organisations working to drive positive social change – bringing benefits for people, communities and the environment.

Since 2002, Charity Bank has made 978 loans totalling over £270m to housing, education, social care, community and other social purpose organisations. Charity Bank is owned by social purpose organisations and aims to use its expertise, commitment and flexible approach to lending, to help charities and social enterprises get the support and funding they need.

Important information

Registered Office: The Charity Bank Limited, Fosse House, 182 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE. Company registered in England and Wales No. 4330018.  Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Financial Services Register No. 207701. The services/products referred to in this document are intended for use by United Kingdom (UK) residents only. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice or a recommendation and professional advice should be taken before any course of action is taken.