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Workshop: Introduction to Community Shares

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Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

62 Beechwood Road

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Workshop: Introduction to Community Shares

10-4pm, Thursday 23 November, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Introduction

In the last ten years over 700 communities throughout the UK have set up organisations financed through the issue of community shares; a unique form of share capital that gives communities the power to invest in, and take ownership of, local assets, enterprises and services. Community shares have financed shops, pubs, community hubs and football clubs, renewable energy schemes, local food projects, affordable housing, workspaces, and much, much more.

What format will this workshop take?

This is a practical, hands-on workshop. Participants will be asked to talk about a current project, initiative, organisation or enterprise they are involved in, which they think might benefit from community shares.

When will it take place?

Thursday 23rd November, 10-4pm in the Meeting Room, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at practitioners, social entrepreneurs, community organisers, support providers, development workers and other interested parties.

How much will it cost?

The workshop is free to attend and open to participants from within and outside of Hackney.

What will the course cover?

- What are community shares?
- Are community shares the right option for my enterprise?
- Are community shares the right option for my community?
- What are the legal requirements for issuing community shares?
- Where do I get the expert support and resources to launch a community share offer?

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

- Decided whether community shares are the right option
- Have an action plan for progressing their ideas
- Know where to get community shares resources and support

Who is leading the workshop?

The workshop will be led by Jim Brown. Jim is the strategic adviser to the Community Shares Unit (www.communityshares.org.uk), a joint initiative between Co-operatives UK and Locality. Jim is the author of the Community Shares Handbook, and is responsible for developing the Community Shares Standard Mark and the Community Shares Practitioner Licensing Scheme.

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