Co-operatives UK seeking to boost awareness of member capital in 2015
The CSU continues to profile how community shares are an ideal way for communities to invest in enterprises serving a community purpose.
However, we also recognise that capital invested by members is an effective but widely under-used strategy for co-operative businesses; where members invest in the business so that the co-op can use that capital, with those members receiving a return.
Our partner organisation Co-operatives UK has dedicated one of their key action areas for 2015 to growing the awareness of member capital. They will be developing a series of best practice case studies and practical guidance to support co‑operatives choosing to take this route to finance.
Co-operatives UK now inviting advocates wishing to steer this area of work to get in touch, so if you are interested visit www.uk.coop/action_plan_2015_participation.
You can find more about the overall Co-operative Congress action plan 2015 here: www.uk.coop/uniting-co-ops/congress-2015/co-operative-congress-action-plan-2015#about.