Belfast Telegraph

Community shares plea raises £350k over eight months

By Staff Reporter

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.

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