Buy Shares in Fordhall – become a landlord!

A minimum shareholder in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative is £50, and they mean that you part own Fordhall Organic Farm for life.

These are lifelong community shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative (FCLI) and entitle you to one vote at the Annual General Meeting. Each purchase comes with a beautifully presented share certificate and for the first year you will receive free subscription to ‘The Grazer’ quarterly newsletter. These shares are completely non-profit making and cannot be sold on or transferred (unless stated so in a Will) – you are investing in the future.

Whilst you may hold more than one share, each member will hold only one vote regardless meaning our Community Benefit Society remains completely democratic.

Before purchasing community shares, it is important to be aware that shares are withdrawable upon request. This is at the discretion of the Board (the FCLI Board has the ability suspend this option without notice if deemed in the best interests of the Society) and may be subject to a small administration fee. These rules are here to safeguard the FCLI as a charitable community-benefit (not member-benefit) society.

We strongly recommend that you read the FCLI Society Rules before purchasing shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

You can also read more about our general structure and operations on our community landlord page.

Please note share purchase price includes £2.50 to cover the payment processing fees, share administration and postage. This ensures we are receiving the full £50.00 required for the minimum shareholding.

Buy shares as a gift for a child

“What a wonderful idea”

As part owner of a farm your child will never grow up not knowing where their food comes from. The application needs to be placed in the child’s name with the Guardian’s name clearly marked in the relevant box.

Buy shares for a birthday/anniversary/wedding/christening present

The application needs to be made in the name of the shareholder. If you would like the application sent to you to give as a present, please give your full name, address and contact details in the large box at the bottom of the application.

We receive payments for shares through PayPal. You are NOT required to have a PayPal account to use this service. A secure and safe credit card payment method is also available as you go through the PayPal options. Paying electronically will incur a service fee of £2.50.

If you have any questions or are unable to access the information just ring our office (01630 638696) and we will happily post an application to you. Alternatively, you can post a cheque for the required number of shares to us at the Fordhall Community Land Initiative. If you click on the link below, this form will provide you with a guide as to what you need to include when you send us your cheque.

The full society rules can be downloaded below
FCLI Society Rules

Want to know more?

Hear from some of our members on why they bought shares in 2006 Click to Listen Here