Community Shares

Shambellie House Trust will soon launch a major share offer to assist with later phases of development but first we need to be able to take control of the building and demonstrate that there is a sustainable business.  This is expected to take place in the Spring of 2021.

Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new football clubs, restore heritage buildings, and above all, build stronger, more vibrant, and independent communities.   Since 2009, almost a 120,000 people have invested over £100m to support 350 community businesses throughout the UK. 

The main reason why people buy community shares is to support a community purpose, not to make a financial gain, which is why this type of share offer is not subject to financial promotion regulations. The term 'community shares' refers to withdrawable share capital; a form of share capital unique to co-operative and community benefit society legislation. This type of share capital can only be issued by community benefit societies such as ours, as well as co-operative societies.

Members have just one vote, regardless of how much they invest, and there are limits on how much you can invest, to prevent the society being dependent on a handful of large investors. Your shares can never be worth more than you paid for them.