The share offer provided the final piece in the funding jigsaw. The project is to drill a geothermal well to allow the Pool to be enjoyed by everyone, all year-round, making it a sustainable community business.
Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, a Grade II listed building, on the Heritage at Risk Register. Warwick Bridge Corn Mill sits on the site of the medieval manorial mill dating from the 13th Century. Today the structure of the mill has been restored and the historic machinery has been returned to working order to allow corn to be milled at the mill again.
The community-owned business has received matched investment of £6,650 towards their community share offer, which saw 396 local people come together raising over £53,000 to set up a co-operative grocery store after their local greengrocers closed.
The overall purpose of the share offer was to further develop Hulme Community Garden Centre making it financially more stable and better able to deliver its social impact.
Prior to launching the community share offer, the group decided to run an appeal for provisional pledges to assess community commitment to financially supporting the project. In a little over one month they received pledges from around 110 people totaling almost £70,000 so decided to proceed with a share offer launch.
George Street Community Bookshop was established by a small group of friends in 2018 to help save the local second-hand bookshop. Its now run as a co-operative, staffed by 1 employee and a team of volunteers.
Nudge Community Builders was set up by local people who have been volunteering and leading Stonehouse Action in Plymouth for many years. They kick started the Street Party, created Union Corner and are inspired by the community to do more.
Following a successful Crowdfunding campaign Projekts MCR have secured £134,388 with 70 investors in 64 days to expand the skate park, add energy-saving LED floodlights and be better able to support the local community.
Booster funding matched the investment provided by over 800 local residents to fund the restoration of Stretford Public Hall's Victorian grade II listed ballroom, for community use.
The Booster Programme enabled Sutton Community Farm to build a much-needed new barn and build a larger membership to better engage the local community and widen their customer base.