Pure Leapfrog is one of the leading providers 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 British Airways Carbon 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.
Our Community Energy Fund drew on a credit facility from Big Society Capital, whilst funders and sponsors contributed to it through donations. The fund provided small to medium loans to UK community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
The British Airways Carbon Fund supports community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that reduce carbon and also have strong social impacts in the local community.
Our Bridge Fund is a £30 million revolving loan facility from BSC to support large scale community energy projects. The facility is managed by Leapfrog Finance and is able to provide equity and construction finance.