Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Reading to sign up for a free event on 8 October 2019. The Road to Growth event will be hosted at the Meadow Suite in the University of Reading (RG6 6BT) from 9 am to 12 noon 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 Reading Voluntary Action’s Chief Executive Rachel Spencer, The National Lottery Community Fund, the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Wellers Law Group and Henley Business School.
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.
Charity Bank’s Chief Executive, Ed Siegel, 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 Reading. Attendees will receive high quality and practical insights, and 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 Reading who are at the forefront of social change.
Charity Bank is a loans and savings bank for charities and social enterprises. It uses its savers’ money to provide 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.