Free Charity Bank Road to Growth Event Coming to Leeds

22nd July 2019

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Leeds to sign up for a free event on 3rd October.

The Road to Growth event will be hosted at the St George’s Centre (LS10 4UZ) from 09.00-12.00 and will provide attendees with the latest insight on the state of the social sector at a time of change and challenge.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will present an update on the state of the sector and then local and national sector specialists will engage with the audience in unpicking some of the challenges and opportunities that exist. Attendees will hear from The National Lottery Community Fund, the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), Wrigleys solicitors 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 grants and funding, regulation, technology and governance.

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

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, and we’re really excited to bring our event to Leeds. Attendees will receive high quality and practical insights, knowledge and ideas from our expert panelists, which they can then implement into 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 meeting individuals in Leeds 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.

Since 2002, Charity Bank has made 978 loan totaling over £270 million to charities and social enterprises. Its borrowers include Leeds based St George’s Crypt that received a loan from Charity Bank to help purchase a property for use supporting people on its addiction recovery programme, and Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club where a Charity Bank loan helped the club complete a major redevelopment and expansion of its facilities.