16th January 2018 Tom O'Kane

A Truly Sustainable Enterprise





Cae Tan was set up with the help of some grant funding to support the social elements of what we do. Our dependence on grant funding has been reducing dramatically in recent years. We are now supplying around 110 households and income from veg shares generates just over £4k per month. We believe we have almost reached a level of membership where Cae Tan is now financially sustainable without reliance on grant income. In other words income from veg shares is sufficient to pay growers a fair wage and cover other farming costs and overheads. In setting up Cae Tan the aim was always to establish a business model that will ensure long term security for growers and members. These graphs show how our income has grown, and the percentage of grant income reduced, and how direct expenses have grown in line with increased production.