In March (15), the actor/comedian launched the non-profit Trew Era cafe on a housing estate in the east of the British capital where residents were under threat of eviction.

Profits from the venture are used to help staff who have issues finding employment and invest in the local community, and Brand is now expanding the social enterprise project by finding a plot near the cafe where recovering addicts can grow their own vegetables, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.

He is also hoping to create a drop-in help centre in the area to help former addicts set up businesses.