Nature of the Organisation

Some of the legal structures available for corporate bodies mean that they cannot raise some types of finance. This is particularly the case with raising money with a share issue. Most companies limited by guarantee which is the most common not for private profit structure cannot issue shares.

Community shares issues are possible via a Cooperative and Community Benefit Society structure and have particular features which may be of benefit to raising capital for an asset transfer and development project. To see some of the details of how this works click here.

If appropriate it may be possible to create a series of linked organisations in a group structure to maximise the potential to raise all forms of capital funding. Legal advice will be required for this.

In addition the nature of the project in terms of its scale and the proposed asset use will make a difference to the sources of available funds and its attractiveness to potential investors.

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