The Soil Association and Biodynamic Land Trust are organising this one day event on 3 November in Preston aimed at CSAs who need money, communities interested in buying land for farming and biodynamic farmers – particularly relevant for groups incorporated as Industrial and Provident Societies.
The day will cover:
- What is community investment
- What is a land trust
- How to begin a community share offer
- How to set up a land trust
- Case studies from successful schemes
- Time for networking and meeting other groups
You can also have 1:1 advice from experts including Jim Brown, Baker Brown Assocs and lead consultant for the Community Shares programme and Mark Simmonds, Making Local Food Work Field Officer, Co-operatives UK
Community investment is a means of raising money as shares or loans from your community. Several CSAs have raised significant amounts of investment recently, creating capital for growth and a long term commitment from local people. For more information please see the funding pages on our website
Several groups are seeking to buy land to protect it for perpetuity by creating land trusts. If your group needs land for farming, come and hear how to set up a land trust.
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