Until April 2017, the Trust is undertaking a review of its work over the last 26 years and is not inviting any grant applications.
Ashden.org is a separate charity and continues to operate fully.

Social Investment Fund

What do we support?

We will support charitable activities through loans, interest free loans and in some cases an equity stake in organisations which meet the charitable objectives of the Trust. Currently, priority is given to Ashden Award winners.

What kind of projects have we provided loans to?

Tropical Wholefoods

In previous years we have made an interest free loan of £100,000 to Tropical Wholefoods, a fair trade company which purchases dried fruit and vegetables from small scale producers in the developing world. It builds partnerships with small businesses in Africa and Asia to provide them with improved access to expertise and markets.

e3v Plc

A loan guarantee to support organic fruit farmers in the Himalayas to expand their development into the organic juice market.

Global Action Plan

A loan towards initial development activity to examine the case for a type of equity investment to expand EcoTeams from 4,000 to 20,000 households.