We are delighted to announce that The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm has just been awarded a two-year grant totalling £20,000 by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
At The Oak Tree we use an innovative combination of Ecological and Regenerative Agriculture techniques to restore our depleted soil, along with our sociable Community Supported Agriculture scheme, whereby our members who work on the farm share the risks and rewards of farming.
The aim of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant is to enable The Oak Tree to increase the membership of its vegetable Community Supported Agriculture Scheme, the first of its kind in Suffolk, as well as expanding the range of food offered to members include eggs, meat, fruit and more. By increasing our membership we will become financially self-sustaining. The grant also makes it possible for us to share what we are doing at with other interested organisations both locally and across the UK.
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.
The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. They make grants of £30 – £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change. They also operate a £21 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit.