Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Community shares plea raises £350k over eight months

By Staff Reporter

Published 24/06/2015

Northern Ireland is embracing the concept of community shares, with four enterprises raising £350,000 in the past eight months.

The figures were revealed by Co-operative Alternatives in Belfast, which hosts an event tomorrow at Boundary Brewing in Belfast to raise awareness of community shares as a way to raise finance for community projects.

The public can buy shares in enterprises that do something to serve the community.

Jo Bird, chairperson of Co-operative Alternatives, said: "We will be hearing from representatives of the local co-operatives who have launched successful share issues, including the Boundary Brewing Co-op, Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE), Lacada Brewery and Down to Earth NI."

The event is from 12pm to 2pm at Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Road.

Belfast Telegraph

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph