Funding

The Sarvari Research Trust began life in 2002 as a way of continuing the research of Dr. David Shaw.  It sought to sell small quantities of excess seed potato to a well known UK seed house in the beginning but is now moving towards a position of self sufficiency and even profitability in the next year or two.

 

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This was our first venture into crowd funding and it was a great success.  We raised £2000 in 2012 to  continue our research and started our crowd of supporters

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Flushed with success, we launched another crowd fund appeal in 2014 with the aim of raising working capital to develop Sarpo Potatoes Ltd to bring our “potatoes with a difference” to market. This time we offered to accept both loans and donations and paid our crowd interest in seed potatoes.  It worked and we raised the £20,000 target which was instantly doubled by a grant from the “A Team Challenge”

Going Forward

We aim to break even in 2016 and then to move into profit and pay back all our fantastic lenders!