Kindling Farm

Withdrawable Shares

56% raised
0-3%

Forecast
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Investors
172
Days left
81
Raised so far
£367,025

Kindling Farm will be a pioneering, large-scale community-owned farm that will promote sustainable farming practices, producing healthy and organic food for all.

Match funded
Protecting nature
Better food

Target
£650,000
Min raise
£390,000
Offer opened
02/04/2021
Closing date
03/07/2021

Match Funded

The first £100,000 of investment is match funded pound-for-pound by Co-ops UK thanks to The Community Shares Booster programme.

Kindling Farm
Kindling Farm Limited
Company no. 7283
Manchester, UK
Incorporation date: 22/02/2016

Your money will…

  • Combat climate change, the ecological crisis and poor health by supporting the future of sustainable farming.

  • Help pioneer a sustainable model for the future of local, healthy food production to replace the broken industrialised food system.

  • Create a community-owned agro-forestry farm that cares for people, wildlife and the local economy.

  • Earn a potential return. Investments in the share offer target an annual return of 3% and make you a part-owner of the farm.

The bigger picture

Kindling Farm is a vision for the future of food production and farming. A vision that nurtures biodiversity and organic methods, supporting a new generation of sustainable farmers to produce healthy, local fruit and vegetables. Here’s how:

  • Purchasing and developing a community-owned farm that would use sustainable, wildlife-friendly methods to produce healthy, organic food.
  • Demonstrating ways that food production can be truly sustainable, encouraging, training and supporting a new generation of ecological farmers.
  • Caring for the soil and wildlife using alternative methods to industrial farming that nurture and protect the local environment, creating a better food system.
  • Educating people on the benefits of good food production for health, the environment and local communities.

Where your money goes

  • It will enable the purchase of 128 acres of farmland near Greater Manchester and its development into a farm producing organic fruit and vegetables.
  • It will make you a part-owner of Kindling Farm, joining a community taking action against the root causes of an unfair and unsustainable food system.
  • It will help protect wildlife, improve soil quality, and promote local biodiversity, hailing a new era of sustainable farming and food production.
  • It will promote good farming practices and educate people on its benefits, putting the wellbeing and health of communities at the heart of everything.

Team

Since 2007, the Kindling Trust has established and supported farming projects and food enterprises aimed at creating a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and the Northwest.
https://kindling.org.uk/

Helen Woodcock

Director

Helen has co-founded a number of projects including The Kindling Trust and Manchester Veg People. She has an MSc in Organic Farming, is an active member of the agroecological farming community and was a trainee grower herself for 5 years while helping establish Kindling’s FarmStart project.

Abi Baguley

Director

Abi works for the John Lewis Partnership as a Democracy Coach and has 9 years experience of working in member engagement. Abi was on a full-time secondment with The Kindling Trust for the 6 months in 2019 focusing on the development of the Kindling Farm’s Community Share Campaign.

Stuart Jones

Director

Stuart has over 15 years’ experience of working in organic food and farming including 8 years in organic horticulture with Moss Brook Growers Cooperative which he co-founded. Stuart has an HNC in Organic Horticulture from the Welsh College of Horticulture.

Chris Walsh

Director

Chris is an accomplished social entrepreneur, instrumental in establishing initiatives across the region, including Manchester Veg People and Veg Box People as well as co-founding the Kindling Trust. Chris was also a trainee grower for 5 years while establishing FarmStart.

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Interest accrual and payment

The Society aims to pay interest up to 3% per annum, from the financial year ending the 31st March 2025.

Getting your money out

Kindling Farm is offering community shares which are "withdrawable" shares. These cannot be bought or sold on any market place and are not transferable.
Although shares in Kindling Farm are withdrawable, this is at the discretion of the directors, and you may not be able to withdraw the full amount you purchased. The shares from this offer may be withdrawn with effect from 1st April 2025

Investing on behalf of children

Investors in this share offer may hold shares on behalf of somebody who is under 18 years of age. If you wish to invest on behalf of a child then you can find this option at the end of your online order process .

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Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.