09 Mar

Be a member/co-owner of our community co-op

Buy shares from a minimum of £100 upto £20,000 and become a member of Village Greens – its easy and only takes a few moments to complete our on-line share application and send your investment by bank transfer – please read recommended documents – see below.

Community co-ops are incredibly successful enterprises, owned and supported by people who truly want the service they offer. We already have over 367 members so we know that bringing this grocery store to Prestwich is very much needed.  Many of us are fed up shopping in the large supermarkets and want to buy fresh, local, organic and affordable food with traceable provenance and ethical origins. This is why 7 of us have been working for over 12 months to produce a model we feel will work in the North of Manchester, which will be unique, offer good wholesome food, fresh bread, an exciting deli counter and all with a friendly service.

50% Tax Relief – this amazing incentive means that as a tax payer you may be eligible for 50% back off your investment through the government Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.  Designed to help support the smaller business model, we have advanced assurance from HMRC that our share offer application fits the right criteria – see page 4 of  Share Offer for full info.

Instalments – choose this easy option to pay for your shares as long as you make all payments within 12 months to ensure you may be eligible for your 50% tax relief..  Complete our on-line application, below, state your investment amount and next to it add how much and how often you wish to pay eg £10 over 10 months.

 BANK TRANSFER DETAILS for all transactions are to our Co-op account as follows: Village Greens (Prestwich) Co-operative,

sort Code   08-92-99 ;   account no     65690552

Please note the holding account is now closed so all monies should go to above account

 NB If printing this form, send with cheque made out to Village Greens (Prestwich) Co-operative Ltd, to:

Rachel Getliffe, Secretary for Village Greens, 23 Hardmans Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7BB

Share Application to complete on-line

I the undersigned, wish to purchase shares in Village Greens (Prestwich) Co-operative Ltd. I confirm I am 16 years of age or over, and have read and understood the Share Offer. You are invited also to look at our Business PlanCo-op Rules and Cash Flow forecast too.

By requesting that I become an investing member in Village Greens (Prestwich) Co-operative Ltd I agree to my name and details as provided above, together with the number of shares I wish to purchase being held on a computer database.  I understand that this information will be used for the purpose of maintaining a register of members and potential members as required by the rules of the IPS, for posting of notices regarding the activities of Village Greens, and will NOT be passed to third parties.

Your funds will be held initially in a trust account and you will be issued with confirmation by email.

We plan to list the names of all our investors (but NOT amounts invested) on our website www.village-greens-coop.co.uk. If you do NOT wish your name to appear please email info@village-greens-coop.co.uk with subject ‘opt out of name on the website’.

Thank you for your support and for becoming a member co-owner of Village Greens.

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