Be a shareholder

Clapham Community Shop Ltd is incorporated as a Registered Society for the benefit of the community under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registration number 32434R). Our constitution is based on a template devised by the Plunkett Foundation specifically for community-owned enterprises.

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The principal objective of a Registered Society is that it will be owned by the community and any profit from the shop not required to be re-invested in the business (or for making a possible modest interest payment to shareholders) will be put back into the community.

The purchase of shares gives members a right to vote in decisions regarding the management of the enterprise and each member will have one vote irrespective of how many shares are held.

Shareholders are issued with one membership share for every £10 subscribed (minimum subscription one share). Shareholders have a right to have a say in the management of the shop, for example, by attending and voting at the AGM.

If you are interested in buying shares please read our Share Prospectus (ignore the launch and closing dates). The 2016 application form can be downloaded as a Word document or a PDF.

You can apply for membership of Clapham Community Shop Ltd whether you live in the village or feel an association with the village through friends, the church, the school, local businesses, or if you are just a Clapham ‘well-wisher’. Every penny raised represents a direct investment in the business and helps to ensure the shop’s continued success.