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Roots of Leap

On 21st May 2013 LEAP became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), established for Charitable purposes. In particular LEAP’s objectives are to:

  • Advance environmental protection and improvement by promoting, empowering and enabling sustainable communities through energy conservation and efficiency, encouragement of the usage of natural resources and reduction of carbon use, pollution and waste;

  • Advance education by raising awareness and encouraging communities to consider their impact on the environment;

  • Encourage community participation in contributing to environmental improvement and ensure the services offered meet the needs of the community, and help to provide new skills and perspectives

LEAP have successfully delivered a range of services over its lifetime including providing thousands of free Home Energy Checks helping local residents save energy and money through free impartial advice on insulation, draught proofing, heating, renewable energy generation, grants and subsidies. We also made beneficial, hands-on changes to improve the comfort and fuel efficiency of hundreds of homes living in fuel poverty.

Recognised as leaders in sustainability, LEAP have consulted with and mentored local charities and local businesses to help them save money and become more sustainable. This was sometimes delivered through our social enterprise commercial energy broker service called LEAP Energy.


We have also successfully delivered Youth Education, and Active Travel events and supported the setting up of growing spaces at the local primary schools and nurseries. In partnership with various local organisations we have also run a number of re-use events including Bike Swaps and Swishes (clothing swaps).

Since inception in 2010 LEAP have supported the set up of a number of community led groups including ReMode Youth, Eat Lochwinnoch, Grow Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch Community Development Company (LCDC).

Link to our OSCAR (Scottish Charity Register) page for Annual Report & Financial Statements. 

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