Free Support

The Community Shares, Ready! Project aims to help Northern Ireland groups prepare for a share offer. This project was commissioned by the Building Change Trust  in 2013 and Co-operative Alternatives is delivering it until 2018.  Free, hands-on advice is offered to help groups decide if a share offer is for them. Contact us on 028 90736075 to arrange a visit .

Basically, there are four steps in setting up a Share Offer – Co-operative Alternatives can help with each step along the way.

This can include:

  • Introductions to other groups who have done something similar
  • Developing/reviewing a business plan and financial forecasts
  • Building an engagement strategy with your communities and potential social investors
  • Help to legally register or convert to a Community Benefit Society
  • Board mentoring and training
  • Advice on governance
  • Help to write your share offer document
  • Feedback on best practice such as the Community Shares Compliance Mark.

Expert advice is available from a number of mentors including Tiziana O’Hara and Jo Bird.

Tiziana O'Hara

Tiziana O’Hara

Mobile: 07858317634



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