Community Shares Wales case studies

Read case studies on who Community Shares Wales has supported and discover the impact these organisations have in their communities

Community Shares Wales case studies
Ty’n Llan

Menter Ty’n Llan Cyfyngedig is a Community Benefit Society set up in March 2021. It's aim was to bring their long time closed local pub into community ownership through a community share offer, with the aim of reopening it as a pub as well as being a space that the whole community could use.

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In 2017 a group of liked minded people came together to explore the idea of seaweed farming in West Wales based upon GreenWave in the USA. They believed that the wild harvesting of seaweed had become unsustainable and were looking for alternatives.

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Y Tŷ Gwyrdd

Y Tŷ Gwyrdd is a bustling Community Benefit Society based in Denbigh, that is helping to revitalise the area by running a zero-waste shop with a bright and welcoming children’s play area, holding knowledge sharing events, classes and activities.

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Vale of Aeron

The Vale of Aeron, in Ystrad Aeron, Ceredigion, has been bought via a Community Benefit Society and nurtured to success by the Tafarn Cymunedol Dyffryn Aeron – a committee of people from the locality and a small army of volunteers.

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Cwmbach Wetlands

Cwmbach Community Wetlands, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, brings together a gaggle of local people – from teachers to retirees and media professionals – to organise a community share offer for a tract of land that had been overlooked for many years.

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Community share scheme bid to save historic hardware store and community hub: The future of a beloved hardware shop, that has been at the heart of the community in Pembrokeshire since the 1800s, has been saved by community ownership – with the great grandson of the original owner involved in the scheme.

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Our team is enthusiastic about community ownership and enjoy working with people across Wales to raise the capital they need to achieve a shared vision. If you need support, or would like to know more, please get in touch.

If you are based outside Wales and need support with your community share scheme, please visit the Community Shares webpage at Co-operative’s UK: Community Shares | Co-operatives UK

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