Community benefit societies: What, why and how to start or convert to one.
More and more social economy organisations and charities are forming or converting to a community benefit society. From local community organisations to high profile charities, they offer a way to boost community engagement, raise finance and secure charitable status and confidence from investors.
Designed for people intersted in running an organisation for the benefit of a community and exploring the best approach to doing it, this short guide expains:
- What a community benefit society is
- Why you might want to start or convert to one
- How to start or convert to one
- And where to get support
Co-operatives UK is a pioneer in community benefit societies, and has advised some of the first and highest profile conversions from charities.
If you are interested in a community benefit society then please contact our advice team on [email protected] or 0161 214 1750.