Who can invest in BWCE and become a member?

You can participate in the fundraising for Crewkerne Solar Array by either buying Bonds or Shares

Becoming a member of BWCE by buying shares

Membership of BWCE is through shareholding with nearly everyone eligible to become a member. The minimum investment in shares needed to become a member is £500. As a member you will be able to vote at the AGM, elect directors and have a say in how the Community Fund is run as well as receive interest on your shares. We have paid the target 7% for every year since we started.

As an Industrial & Provident Society we operate on the basis of one member, one vote.

Who can own shares in BWCE

  • Anyone over the age of 16
  • Shares can be held on behalf of a person under 16 and transferred to their ownership on their 16th birthday – complete the appropriate section of the application form in the Share Offer Document.
  • A corporate body, for example a charity, a limited company, another co-operative or plc
  • Certain types of pension fund for example Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs)

If you have any questions about ownership of BWCE shares contact us.

Investing in Bonds

Anyone over the age of 18 can invest in the current Bond offer. You will benefit from an initial fixed 2 year term with an interest rate of 5.0% (5.5% for BWCE members – see below. You do not have the same rights as a ‘member’. IN other words you can not stand as director, vote at AGMs etc. We do however involve Bondholders in the life of BWCE as much as is constitutional possible.