- What is a community benefit society?
A community benefit society such as ours is an organisation which returns its profits to the community. It is different to a normal company, as it does not aim primarily to serve its investors. Our priority after becoming profitable is to find good local causes to support, which might not otherwise be receiving any attention. Our members will have a say in what we choose to fund or donate to.
- What does it mean to be a member of this brewery / community benefit society?
You’ll have a say in how things are run, because you’ll have a vote at our public meetings. As a member, we ask that you help us to spread the word about us and to support the society by choosing our beer when you see it on local bars. If you can invest time or donations, even better. All you need to do to join as a member is complete the DVB Membership Form and pay £10.
- As a member of the society, how much time will I have to dedicate?
That largely depends on what you want to do. If you just want to be a supportive member by choosing our beers when you see them, great! Or maybe you’d like to attend our member meetings every few months to have your say. If you choose to be in a brew team, it may take a few hours of your week when we’re up and running. For other jobs such as making deliveries, helping with sales, etc, the time required will vary and the workload will be shared. Nobody will expect you to take on any task alone and the time you dedicate to the society is up to you.
- Is there an investor prospectus I can see?
Yes, you can download it by clicking here.
- Do I have to be a society member to invest?
Yes, and it’s only £10 to be a member. But you don’t have to do anything else besides make your financial investment – we don’t expect you to volunteer or attend meetings if you don’t want to (although if you do want to, great!).
- I want to offer specific skills or services. What should I do?
Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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