New funding for small-scale food and farming

By News Team


The Real Farming Trust is now inviting expressions of interest from UK-registered small-scale food and farming enterprises for the autumn phase of its LEAP initiative.

Register your interest

LEAP offers a mix of loan and grant. The programme supports agroecological veg box schemes, micro-dairies, bakeries, ethical supermarkets and other community-focussed businesses.

Watch this short film (2:37) to find out more about how LEAP works and hear from some of the farmers, food producers and retailers the programme supports.

The programme is open to all types of agroecological and community food businesses registered in the UK, including Community Interest Companies (CICs), Community Benefit Societies (CBS), cooperatives, and Companies Limited by Guarantee (CLGs).

If you are looking for funding for your small-scale food or farming business, register your interest. If your business meets the criteria, the team will be in touch to invite you to submit a full application by 20th October 2023.

Register your interest



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