Triodos Bank backs pioneering community farm

Kindling Farm has bought a 78-acre farm in Knowsley, between Manchester and Liverpool, which it will transform into an ambitious community-owned sustainable farming project. Backed by a £600,000 loan from Triodos Bank UK, Kindling Farm – and its 800 members – has purchased Barn Hey Farm with a vision to develop the site into a ‘farming blueprint for the future’ that is ecologically just, economically viable and socially inclusive. The farm will operate as a Community Benefit Society and will use sustainable agricultural practices that protect the natural environment. The…

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Thrive Renewables launches new share offer as part of five-year plan to double generation capacity

Thrive Renewables Plc, which has been funding, building and operating clean energy projects for almost thirty years, has launched a new share offer to support its aim to double the amount of renewable energy generation capacity in its portfolio over the next five years. Equity raised through the crowdfunding offer hosted by Triodos Bank UK will be used to build new onshore wind, solar, geothermal and battery storage projects. The company aims to help to transform the UK’s electricity system, reducing its reliance on imported fossil fuels and ultimately reducing…

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Government inaction on tackling the climate crisis exacerbates feelings of eco-anxiety

Inaction from politicians and big businesses on environmental issues is worsening the public’s anxiety about the climate crisis, reveals new research from Triodos Bank UK. More than half of UK adults (51%) say they feel a sense of grief about what is happening to nature and the planet, with four in 10 (39%) reporting that they feel anxious about the climate crisis. This comes after a period of extreme weather events, including wildfires in Southern Europe and North America. One in six (18%) report suffering from eco-anxiety, a figure that…

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Creative UK and Triodos Bank launch new £35 million Creative Growth Finance II fund

Creative UK has launched a new Creative Industries investment fund to support the UK’s bold ambitions to grow the sector by £50 billion and create one million extra creative jobs by 2030. The £35 million Creative Growth Finance II (CGF II) fund will provide the crucial investment needed to meet the targets set out in the UK government and Creative Industries Council’s recently published Sector Vision. Caroline Norbury OBE, Chief Executive, Creative UK, said: “Over the past decade the UK’s Creative Industries have grown more than 1.5 times the rate of…

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Triodos Bank UK named Charities’ Bank of the Year

Triodos Bank UK has won Charities’ Bank of the Year at the Charity Times Awards 2023, in recognition of its outstanding support for the sector. Organised by Charity Times, the awards are now in their 24th year and were held on 20 September 2023 to celebrate best practice across charities and not-for-profit organisations plus the businesses that support them. Phillip Bate, Director of Business Banking at Triodos Bank UK, said: “We believe banking can be a powerful catalyst for achieving positive and lasting change and have a strong affinity with…

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