Triodos Bank’s lending for impact in Wales reaches £44m

Triodos Bank UK’s lending to values-focused organisations and businesses in Wales reached £44m last year. The news comes as the sustainable bank, which only lends to projects working to benefit social, cultural or environmental causes, has employed a dedicated relationship manager based in, and covering, Wales. During 2020, the bank’s loan book included a wide range of Welsh organisations, ranging from community energy projects to housing co-operatives, and organic farming to spiritual retreats. Triodos’s lending to projects in Wales saw a 45% growth between 2017 and 2020. Organisations supported in…

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Charity Commission aims to release £25 million for charities in Wales

The Charity Commission has announced the launch of the Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales. The programme is run in partnership with Community Foundation Wales, with funding from the Welsh Government. The Commission plans to contact over 200 charities in Wales to release a target of £25 million that is currently lying idle in dormant accounts. The programme works by identifying charities in Wales that are either inactive (meaning they have had no income or expenditure over the last 5 years) or ineffective (having spent less than 30% of their total…

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CIPR PRide Awards celebrate Wales’ thriving Public Relations industry

More than 220 PR professionals gathered at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff last month for the 2019 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards ceremony – the nation’s annual public relations showpiece. BrandContent and Golley Slater were the big winners of the night, taking home three Gold Awards each, with the former scoring a hat-trick for their digital campaign work with Admiral. Golley Slater took home the Gold Awards in both the Healthcare Campaign and Integrated Campaign categories for their #TalkAboutOrganDonation campaign which successfully educated people and stimulated conversation on the topic…

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