Pure Leapfrog is the leading provider of social investment to community energy projects in the UK.
We provide affordable finance to community-led projects across the UK to help fund the installation of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. Today Pure Leapfrog manages the Community Energy Fund and, through Leapfrog Finance Ltd, we provide Bridge Finance to community energy groups.
As impact investors, we seek to maximise the social and environmental benefit achieved by the projects we fund. Our ambition, measured in terms of the social and environmental benefits generated by the projects we finance, is to develop the sectors most successful financial platform.
Community Energy Fund
Our Community Energy Fund draws on a credit facility from Big Society Capital, whilst funders and sponsors contribute to it through donations. The fund provides small to medium loans to UK community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. So far we have provided 22 loans to projects totalling £1,174,028.
Our bridge fund is a £15 million revolving loan facility from BSC to support large scale community energy projects.
The facility is managed by Leapfrog Finance Ltd and is able to provide equity and construction finance. The fund is designed to enable community groups to acquire and/or construct renewable energy projects under the government’s Shared ownership protocol.