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Addressing the Challenges of Finance and Property Ownership for UK Faith Institutions

A gathering of one hundred prominent Faith Leaders marked a significant step towards addressing the longstanding issues of access to finance and property ownership for faith institutions in the United Kingdom.

Rehoboth Property International, a leading real estate developer committed to constructing spaces that generate social value, successfully organised its inaugural Legacy Summit on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, at the esteemed Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

As the first event of its kind, the summit brought together 100 influential church leaders from across the country, with the aim of finding solutions to the enduring challenges surrounding finance and property ownership for faith institutions.

In collaboration with Charity Bank and World Vision, the Legacy Summit became an unprecedented gathering, uniting esteemed pastors, ministers, and faith leaders who shared a collective vision for financial education within the church.

The summit featured a lineup of expert speakers, including a keynote address from Stewart McCullough, CEO of Stewardship, followed by panel sessions with distinguished representatives from the finance sector, such as Carolyn Sims, Director of Lending at Charity Bank, Andy Ayim OBE, and Rodney Appiah, Founder of Cornerstone VC.

Covering a wide range of topics, the summit provided insightful discussions, practical guidance, and thought-provoking sessions on navigating the financial landscape. Key issues included traditional approaches to accessing finance, exploration of innovative funding models, and the significance of investing in real estate to address affordable housing needs. Recognising the vital role of churches in their communities, the summit highlighted the crucial need for support in the area of property ownership.

Sanmi Adegoke, CEO of Rehoboth Property International, expressed, “We firmly believe that faith leaders can be catalysts for change in addressing the social needs of our communities. The Legacy Summit was a pivotal event in equipping church leaders with the knowledge and education necessary to access finance, enabling them to own their own buildings and execute projects that create a lasting impact within their communities.”

The success of the Legacy Summit underscores the urgency and relevance of addressing the financial requirements of faith institutions. It has paved the way for ongoing collaboration, mentorship, and support networks that will empower faith leaders as they navigate the complex realm of finance and property.

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