A NEW SCHEME, the first of its kind in Britain, has been launched in the West Country to help channel local money into community projects and to help ‘investment’ become a clean rather than a dirty word. The Wessex Reinvestment Society (WRS) is leading the initiative, which will not only provide small community enterprises with a simpler way of accessing funds, but will also give people in the South West the opportunity to invest in projects that are closer to home and hopefully more ethically sound.

The scheme is based around the concept of Slow Money, a term inspired by the Slow Food Movement. ...


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