DF Capital, a provider of working capital to British SMEs, has announced its latest company charity for 2021 – City of Trees.
Following a shortlist of charities, City of Trees was selected in a company-wide vote, and the firm has already commenced fundraising efforts.
Through tree planting and woodland restoration across Greater Manchester, the charity works to advance the green recovery and combat the climate crisis.
Explaining the firm’s commitment to supporting the community, DF Capital chief executive Carl D’Ammassa, said: “As a bank that is headquartered in Manchester, we have a strong connection to the area, so it’s important to us to support a local cause that resonates with our employees.”
Committed to planting a tree for every citizen across the next five years, City of Trees partners with communities, organisations, and businesses to build its ambitious movement.
Such efforts are driving the city of Greater Manchester closer to its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2038.
D’Ammassa continued: “City of Trees is leading the charge when it comes to helping make the area a greener, more resilient and pleasant environment.
“We are therefore delighted to join forces to raise the much-needed funds to help plant more trees, restore more green spaces and woodlands for the benefit and both our communities and the wildlife around us.”
Over the last two years, DF Capital has supported Wood Street Mission. In the last 12 months alone, the firm raised £5,500 to enable it to provide low-income families with the day-to-day essential items that they need for their children. DF Capital will still be supporting Wood Street Mission’s 2021 Christmas Appeal.
DF Capital was incorporated in May 2016 and works in a variety of sectors, including motorhome; lodge/holiday home; motorcycles/all-terrain vehicles; marine; agriculture; industrial and transport.
In January this year, the firm announced it had supported brokers and manufacturers with over £1bn in loans since the firm opened for business.