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DSC gets green light ahead of Road to Growth

We are excited to be partnered with Charity Bank to deliver a series of free sessions to charities across the UK.

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Charity Bank – an ethical bank that uses its savers’ money to lend to charities and social enterprises – to deliver Road to Growth, a regional series of free half day seminars.

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.

The Road to Growth events will run from 9am to 12pm (venues below) and are being delivered in partnership with a wide range of national and local social sector partners. Other national partners include: The National Lottery Community Fund, NCVO, NAVCA and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.


LocationDateVenueDSC Team
Edinburgh12 SeptemberGreyfriars Charteris CentreJudith Turner, Senior Researcher
London18 SeptemberMercers’ Charitable FoundationIan Pembridge, Senior Researcher
Tunbridge Wells26 SeptemberThe Spa HotelTom Traynor, Head of Research
Leeds3 OctoberSt George’s CentreMairéad Bailie, Senior Researcher
Reading8 OctoberMeadow Suite, Whiteknights Campus, University of ReadingStuart Cole, Research Development Manager
Derby16 OctoberYMCA DerbyshireMairéad Bailie, Senior Researcher
Manchester17 OctoberSt Thomas CentreIan Pembridge, Senior Researcher

How we’re involved

We’ll be involved in the Make It Happen section of the day, delivering a Sources of Grant Funding session. This will include:

  • Companies
  • Government
  • Local authorities
  • Trusts and foundations (how much, who they give it to and when they give it)

We’ve also provided ten top tips on landing a grant ahead of the event.

Find out more or register