Bank of I.D.E.A.S.
is motivated by two passions
The development of caring, healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities and local economies; and
The active participation and leadership by young men and women in the creation of such communities and economies.
The Bank of I.D.E.A.S. operates from the basic assumption that communities do not develop from the ‘top down’ or from ‘the outside in’. It believes that communities need to build from ‘the inside out’, and for their residents to invest themselves, ideas, assets, capabilities and resources in the process.
This philosophical basis incorporates the following ten fundamental operational beliefs: