Unlocking Assets meeting - 14th July 2015

The meeting report is now available.

This meeting had two presentations: 

Casestudy of an asset transfer
Jaishree Mistry, Charity Bank, spoke about how Charity Bank supported a charity to purchase the building, in which it had been based for 40 years, from Islington Council. She was joined by Monty Moncrieff, CEO of London Friend. The group heard about the process in this situation, and discussed general lessons and challenges. 
The following powerpoint presentations can be downloaded: 
Charity Bank and social investment
London Friend's story

The Power to Change
The Power to Change is a new, independent charitable trust, set up with a £150 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. The Power to Change plans to make funding and support available to organisations at each stage of their journey to becoming a sustainable community business, from inspiring and nurturing ideas to scaling up and expansion. The Trust will also play a broader national leadership and advocacy role to increase awareness of the social and economic benefits of community enterprise. Bob Thust provided an update on the plans and activities.
Bob's presentation can be downloaded here. 

A full summary of the meeting is available here.