Member Shares & Donations

Society Member, Member Shares & Donations

Hengistbury Head Outdoors (HHO) is a registered Charitable Community Benefit Society. (CBS)

It has been created for and on behalf of the community to take over and run the old activity centre (HHOEC), and bring this wonderful facility back to life.

HHO is a Community Benefit Society which has been established to include creating a wide membership (member shares) from the local community and local organisations who support the objects of the Society. We manage the member society, through the issuance of member shares.

HHO CBS Membership / Member shares

As a Community Benefit Society we can have members of the society, through issuing a lifetime member share.

Member shares can be purchased for £10*, which allows you as a member to be directly involved with the society and gives you one individual member share and one individual member vote on the resolutions put to the society's members at the Annual General Meeting. It is a simple way of joining the society and showing your support. Members Shares are non-withdrawable and non-transferable.

Members who hold a member share agree to abide by the society's Objects and Rules, which can be found HERE  

NOTE: This is a membership of the Community Benefit Society only.

 

Donations

As we work to bring ownership of the centre into the community and as we then start to work on making the centre operationally for the short term and long term, we are also seeking donations*, from individuals and from organisations. 

Such donations will help support our wider community fundraising events and activities and also the national and regional grant applications. All with the aim to re-establish the centre as a viable community hub. 

As we are a registered charity by HMRC, then Gift Aid can be applied to your donation too. 

*We have added a nominal 50p charge to cover the admin & commission charged by the payment provider. 

 

Show Your Support

Please show your support for Hengistbury Head Outdoors, and our efforts to get the centre into community ownership and re-opened for the community, through becoming a society member and the purchase of a member share and also if possible by assisting us with a donation. - Thank you!

 

 

Member Share

Become a Society Member.

A member share costs £10*, and grants you as a lifetime member of HHO, a Community Benefit Society.

These member shares are a non-withdrawable & non-transferable share. They allow you to have a proactive part in the society and to vote at the AGM.

Members agree to abide by the society's Objects and Rules, which can be found HERE

*We have also added a nominal 50p charge to cover the admin & commission charged by the payment provider

 

Donation

The centre has fallen into a state of disrepair and will require significant remedial work in the short term and rebuilding in the longer term.

Donations will be a vital source of funds in the early stages to get the centre passed to the community then re-opened. We will also support the running and rebuilding of the centre through grant applications, and revenue raised from usage of the centre, its activities and facilities. Gift Aid applicable on donations.

We have also added a nominal 50p charge to cover the admin & commission charged by the payment provider

Society Member - Member Share - Printable Application

As an alternative, If you'd prefer not to complete a purchase of your Member Share online, we have added a printable version, which you can complete and send back to us by post (with a cheque) or by email (with BACS transfer).

The link below will allow you to download the form, complete it and return it to us along with your method of payment.

A member share costs £10, and grants you as a lifetime member of HHO, a Community Benefit Society.

These member shares are a non-withdrawable & non-transferable share. They allow you to have a proactive part in the society and to vote at the AGM.

Members agree to abide by the society's Objects and Rules, which can be found HERE

Member Shareholder Benefits

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP OF HHO COMMUNITY BENEFIT SOCIETY

 

1. A Community Benefit Society

HHO is Community Benefit Society which has been established to include a wide membership from the local community and local organisations who support the objects of the Society.

2. The Rules of the Society with reference to Membership

The Society shall be owned and controlled by its Members on a fair and equitable basis.

The Board may at its discretion admit to membership any individual, corporate body or nominee of an unincorporated body, firm or partnership who supports the objects of the Society and who has paid or agreed to pay any subscription or other sum due in respect of membership for the time being in force.

3. Adherence to Co-operative values and Principles

Members are required to adhere to the Co-operative Values and Principals as laid out in the governing documents

4. Involvement and Commitment of Members in control of the Society

HHO Community Benefit Society is required to hold an Annual General Meeting to which all shareholding members are invited. Members are therefore involved in the governance of the Society by participating in the Annual General Meeting and exercising a vote on the key, strategic issues affecting the Society. 

Items for discussion and decision at the Annual General Meeting include the following:

• Annual Report to the Members from Directors (Trustees)

• Annual Accounts: the receipt of the accounts and balance sheet (including Auditor’s report as necessary)

• The appointment of an Auditor or agreement that the Audit requirement has been dis-applied

• The Election of the Board (or the results of the election if held previously by ballot)

• The transaction of any other business included in the notice convening the meeting.

4. Shares with reference to Shareholding Membership

The shares of the Society shall be of the nominal value of £10 paid for and issued to persons and organisations on admission to membership of the Society.

Each Member shall hold at least one share in the Society. Additional Shares will be available for purchase. Specific share offers will be made for larger projects requiring capital funding.  

General Data Protection Regulation Information

HHO Community Benefit Society takes seriously the privacy of members’ data. We will not share personal information with third parties. We securely store all information collected from members and are required to keep a members register. We need to store your email address for financial reporting and AGM and member meeting invitations. We would also like to keep you informed of HHO news, events and activities.

We will not share your data without your prior permission.

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