Why become a shareholder in the Village Community Shop Community Benefit Society (CBS)?

A CBS is restricted in the amount of any profits that can be paid out to shareholders so this should not be thought of as a traditional financial investment.

Each shareholder (however large or small their shareholding) will get one vote in key decisions regarding the future direction of the shop and how the profits are invested for the good of the local community.

There is no obligation to invest after the initial share issue and shares can be redeemed at a later stage if, for example, you move out of the area – but only at the discretion of the Management Committee.