Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Too cutting edge for high street banks?

Laurence explains how he found innovative finance to expand his veg box scheme.

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

"LEAP sees the viability of a market garden business like ours, where high street banks would struggle."

In this film, Laurence explains how getting a loan from LEAP, the Real Farming Trust's funding programme, has enabled the Soul Farm veg box scheme near Falmouth to expand locally.

The film is one of a series produced by Real Farming Trust, showing how LEAP is plugging a gap in finance for small agroecological food and farming enterprises. The Real Farming Trust is now looking to support 12 more agroecological food and farming enterprises from across the food chain which are past the start-up stage and seeking funding of £20,000-£100,000 to develop further. Find out more

Innovative funding for agroecological enterprise is one of 5 'no regrets' actions we are urging government to take to speed real climate action.