Because B4RN is a Community Benefit Society, we aren’t interested in commercial speculation, so we only extend our network into communities where we’re wanted.
Each new area that invites B4RN in needs to raise a certain level of investment to cover the work and materials required for their area’s installation. Currently, a significant amount of that cost is being met with government voucher funding.
Every community’s core investment is made up of shares in B4RN. B4RN will use its best endeavours to allocate your investment according to your preference but reserves the right to direct investment to develop the network generally.
Minimum shareholding £100 / maximum £100,000.
All shareholders are members of B4RN. One member one vote.
Shares must be held for a minimum of 3 years.
Investment in shares attract the current rate of 5% which can paid out or reinvested year on year.
Some shareholders choose to invest £1,500 and claim a free connection worth £60. (Remember: The £1,500 must be invested in a single transaction and before the connection goes live to qualify for a free connection. Full rules here.)
Shares cost £1 each, and can only ever be sold back to B4RN, also at £1 each
Find Out More
For a more comprehensive outline of investing in B4RN, take a look at our Share Prospectus by clicking here.
For full details of what it means to become a member of the B4RN Community Benefit Society you can read the society’s rules handbook by clicking here.
B4RN is registered under the FCA Mutuals Public Register, Company Registration Number 31352R (Our publicly filed Accounts and Annual Returns can be found here).
Should you wish to invest in B4RN shares now:
Print and fill out the form – you can ask for your investment to be linked to your local Project
Post your signed form to: B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY or email your signed form to: email@example.com
If you would like to make a pledge to invest (with payment delayed until your local project goes ahead), please fill in the ‘Pledging Form’ and do not send any funds at this stage.
Please post your signed form to: B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY
or email your signed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org