All figures drawn from live data 29th March 2017
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All businesses listing on Ethex have a clear social and environmental mission at their heart and work in areas like renewable energy, fair trade, social housing, organic farming, and microfinance. These social businesses, charities and community organisations have raised finance with Ethex over the last three years.
In spring 2016, the Better Food Company raised £350,000 in just three weeks to fit out and launch its third store in the historic harbour area of Bristol. Better Food stores support dozens of local suppliers and producers in the southwest.
Thera Trust is a national charity that provides vital support for people with a learning disability and complex needs. The 5-year bond offer raised finance for new social housing in 2015.
The award-winning BWCE is one of the most successful community-owned enterprises in the UK. Their 2015–16 share offer raised £1.2 million to build a ground-mounted PV array and a local water-wheel scheme at an old mill.
In just a few weeks, Thrive Renewables (ex-Triodos Renewables) raised £3 million in spring 2016 to invest in two operational 1.6MW wind farms in Aberdeenshire and to grow their UK portfolio of renewable projects.
Award-winning PEC's 2015 share offer raised £850,000 into local renewable projects. Income from these is used to support local households living in fuel poverty.
Oxfordshire's Low Carbon Hub raised nearly £1.7 million in 2015, well over their initial target, to install a portfolio of community-owned solar PV projects on 21 schools and businesses across the county.
With a 40-year track record as a leading social investor, Oikocredit provides credit to those that have no other means of attaining finance. In 2015 Oikocredit UK raised over £100,000 on Ethex towards its UK total.
The pioneering London Community Land Trust raised investment to develop their second scheme to build much needed affordable homes in the capital.
To add to grant funding, the Trust raised £253,000 to upgrade Clevedon's grade 1 listed pier, one of North Somerset's best-loved and iconic landmarks. The minimum was raised for the project to proceed.
Stockwood's 2015–16 loan stock offer raised investment to buy 31 acres of bio-dynamic farmland in rural Warwickshire and install renewables on farm buildings. This is the farm that inspired Radio 4's The Archers.
This was Resilient Energy's 2015–16 share offer to raise investment to develop two wind turbines at Cherry Rock and Mounteneys farms in Gloucestershire. The minimum was raised for the project to go ahead.
WWCE raised nearly £3 million to develop the Braydon Manor solar array, near Swindon, Wiltshire. It is the first split-ownership site in the UK.
Chase Community Solar raised finance on Ethex in 2015 to install solar PV on the rooftops of 150 council-owned residential properties. With fuel poverty a key issue in the Cannock Chase area of Staffordshire, this was a ground-breaking initiative.
EPC provides workspace for over 340 social businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK. Tenants benefit from affordable and flexible space with other like-minded social organisations. Ethex deals in the secondary market for shares in EPC.
Golden Lane was established by Mencap to tackle the chronic housing shortage faced by people with a learning disability. Golden Lane was the first national charity to issue a housing investment bond to the general public. Ethex trades their secondary shares.
Traidcraft aims to fight poverty through trade justice and by practicing and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. Shares in Traidcraft PLC are available on Ethex.
Ethex works with partners to support positive businesses to raise finance.
Over the last three years, Ethex has won several awards – these are some of the main ones.
Ethex has had press coverage in the key UK publications listed here.