'Green Dragons' bring social investors to the Island

10 May 2016

Isle of Wight Green Dragons is a new group of entrepreneurs, community activists, and business people who are committed to developing strong, sustainable economic communities on the Isle of Wight with a social, ethical and green perspective. Founders of the Green Dragons are members of the Isle of Wight Green Party.

Green Dragons will offer mentoring, access to their own networks, and possible investment. Events will be held throughout the year to showcase local initiatives, link up-and-coming social entrepreneurs to sources of finance, and provide support and training.

Next week, the Green Dragons will host the visit of several investors and funders to the Island, with a public event on Wednesday the 18th May at Aspire Ryde, Trinity Buildings, Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BN, from 11am to 3:30pm. All local people are welcome, whether they have a green business or social enterprise idea, or are looking for new opportunities.

The "Green & Social Investment Showcase" will provide the opportunity for local people to meet finance and funding organisations Social & Sustainable Capital, Triodos Bank and the Big Lottery Fund. There will also be presentations by social entrepreneurs and activists, business networking and free workshops.

To book a free place for the 18th May event, attendees should RSVP by email to: chair@isleofwight.greenparty.org.uk

The poster for the event is available to download at https://isleofwight.greenparty.org.uk/files/IsleOfWight/Green_Dragons_18_May_2016.pdf