Bread for Good - Community Share Offer Launched!

9th Jun 2016

Community Shares Scotland have been working closely with Bread for Good Community Benefit Society over the past 6 months and we're delighted to support the launch of their community share offer.

About the project

Scotland The Bread (wwwscotlandthebread.org) brings together farmers, millers, bakers, researchers and citizens to establish a flour and bread supply that is healthy, equitable, locally-controlled and sustainable. The team are researching heritage Scottish and Nordic wheats to discover the most nutrient-dense and digestible grains and, at the same time, helping to stimulate a market for the new grains by teaching community bakers to bring out the best in them. 

  • Their research promotes health by improving the nutritional quality of grain and flour and protects the environment by using land sustainably in its methods of growing, processing and distribution. 
  • Their training services support local economies by building skills, developing short, fairtrade supply chains and creating meaningful employment and volunteering opportunities.

The Share Offer

Bread For Good Community Benefit Society Ltd is launching this share offer to raise £30,000 of working capital by the end of July 2016. This will enable the project to carry out its programme of wheat breeding, testing and research, to develop a minimum nutritional standard and certification system and to provide high-quality training that will help to create meaningful employment in community-scale baking.

Bread made with skill and attention, from wholesome grains, should take its rightful place on the table as a nourishing staple food, enjoyed by everyone and contributing to our wellbeing and economy. That's why the project has been brought into community ownership; sharing the benefits fairly across society. 

If the share offer succeeds in raising at least £20,000, the business will be able to apply for a matching grant of £20,000 and a loan of £20,000 under Just Growth, a programme created by Co-operative and Community Finance, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Funding Enlightened Agriculture, to support community-based food and farming projects. 

Invest Now

The minimum investment is £100 and the maximum £3,000. Each shareholder will have one vote as a member of the Society, which will encourage active participation by members, be they farmers, millers, bakers, researchers or citizens who want to use improved grains and champion a healthier, fairer way to nourish ourselves with bread.