Leapfrog Finance Bridge Fund

Loan facility to enable communities to own and control renewable energy assets.

Plymouth
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The Bridge Fund is a revolving credit facility to support large scale community energy projects. It enables local groups to fund construction, acquire existing assets or underwrite community share offers. Asset ownership allows communities to generate their own energy and reinvest the profits to benefit local people.

  • Fund size

    £40 million
  • Big Society Capital commitment

    £20 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Fund manager

    Pure Leapfrog
  • Investment status

    Current
  • Investment date

    2018
  • Term

    4 years

Impact

  • 8.5 tonnes

    Amount of CO2 savings

  • £12.2m

    Total value of community benefit funds and savings across life of investments

  • 7,845

    Number of people supported in 2018

Sustainable development goals

  • 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 3: Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable