Bythams Community Shop
Shareholder Information

WHY COMMUNITY SHARES?

The obvious answer is to help with fundraising but this type of share means much more than that:

  • The Community Shop/Café is registered as a limited company but is also a “Community Benefit Society”.  This means any surplus profit must go back into our community.

  • Shareholders can elect the management committee and have a say in what the profits should be spent on.

  • The shares do not change in value or earn dividends and cannot be traded, but interest can be paid on them if the profits permit.

  • They can be cashed in at the discretion of the Management Committee, again if profits permit

  • Most importantly they demonstrate community commitment and help gain grants from other sources.

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