Social impact

Businesses that have been accepted for LEAP loans are also eligible for our small grants programme, providing financial and practical support to deliver the social aims of agroecological enterprises, whether by improving health, community or livelihoods.

In our first round of funding, over £100,000 of grants were used to provide equipment and resources for volunteers, infrastructure such as meeting space or community kitchens, or funding community engagement posts. 

As an impact first programme, we work with applicants through the application process to agree intended outcomes and appropriate evaluation methods based on the Social Impact Toolkit.