The Cocking Community Hub Share Offer has received a fantastic response from Cocking residents with over 90 households from across the village investing so far as well as support from surrounding communities. The Church has also purchased a significant number of shares – in total we have over 150 investors. This enabled the community to buy the Blue Bell on 30th April 2019.
Community Share Offer and Donations
We are now extending the Share Offer to allow others, who may have wanted to see how the project progresses before deciding to be part, the chance to invest. The funds raised will be used, alongside grant applications, towards the refurbishment of the building.
Just as a reminder shares are priced at £50 each and there is a minimum shareholding of five shares, meaning a total £250 investment, but groups of friends and family members can come together to achieve the minimum holding.
Donations no matter how small or large would be very welcome in this final stage of our campaign as would be any form of fund raising
The aim of the project is to engage with the community and to date this has been one of our major successes.
You can download an Application for Shares and Donations form at the bottom of this page or contact us for a leaflet and paper application form at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blue Bell Community Hub Refurbishment Fund
The total refurbishment cost is £160,000 (increased by £10,000 due to extra works needed for the toilets and front door disabled access) and the balance of this will be achieved through further Community Share sales, donations, grants, other investors and community fundraising events.