A note about community shares
Equal Care's community share offer will be eligible for 30% relief on the investment (meaning that 30% of the investment is returned to you in the following tax year). It is likely that it will include an annual interest payment and possibly a dividend payment once the co-op reaches sustainability. Community shares do not change in value from the original investment and are a common way for co-operatives and community benefit societies to raise capital to grow.
Find more information about this form of investment here.