One Planet (Accrington)
One Planet was a new start co-operative formed to establish a local and wholefood shop in Accrington. CBC provided 28 hours of support including incorporation as a community co-operative Industrial and Provident Society (IPS). IPS legal structure have the unique ability to raise community shares without onerous regulation. CBC assisted One Planet to successfully issue and raise £15,000 of community share capital from 80 new members – enough to open the shop at the same time as recruiting regular volunteers and customers.