24 June, 2024

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

A gathering of one hundred prominent Faith Leaders took place to address longstanding issues regarding access to finance and property for faith institutions in the United Kingdom.

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

This groundbreaking summit brought together influential church leaders from across the country, with the shared objective of finding solutions to the persistent challenges surrounding finance and property ownership faced by faith institutions.

In collaboration with Charity Bank and World Vision, the Legacy Summit provided an unprecedented platform for esteemed pastors, ministers, and faith leaders to collectively address the financial education needs of the church.

The event featured a lineup of expert speakers, including a keynote address by Stewart McCullough, CEO of Stewardship, followed by panel sessions with renowned 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.

The summit offered an enlightening and thought-provoking program, covering a wide range of topics. It facilitated dynamic discussions and provided practical guidance on navigating the financial landscape. Key areas of focus included accessing finance through traditional means, exploring innovative funding models, and emphasising the significance of investing in real estate to address the pressing need for affordable housing. Recognising the pivotal role played by churches in their communities, the summit shed light on the crucial importance of supporting faith institutions in property ownership.

“We firmly believe that faith leaders can be catalysts for positive change in addressing the social needs of our communities,” said Sanmi Adegoke, CEO of Rehoboth Property International. “The Legacy Summit was a significant step towards equipping church leaders with the knowledge and resources they require to access finance, enabling them to own their own properties and execute projects that leave a lasting impact on 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 continue to empower faith leaders as they navigate the complexities of finance and property.


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