Ecological Land Co-operative

For a minimum of £500, investors can get a 3% return (not guaranteed) by funding this Co-operative, which was set up to address the lack of affordable small holding sites in England.

After purchasing three or four new sites, the project hopes to own 80 acres of renewed land made up of 12 ecologically-managed, off grid, low impact smallholdings ready for new farmers to produce good, healthy food for local markets. It currently owns 40 acres across two sites, one of which has three smallholdings. The other is still a blank field with a planning application for a further three smallholdings.

The Co-op improves the ecology and biodiversity of marginal agricultural land, creating opportunities for low-impact livelihoods and improving the resilience of communities through local food production.

Payment of interest and capital is not guaranteed and is dependent on the continued success of the Ecological Land Co-operative’s business model.

You can find out more here. The raise closes on Monday June 12.