For a £1 fee, anyone who supports the aims of HNLC can become a shareholder in HNLC and help run and benefit from the projects it undertakes.
As a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society, we have set Rules by which we operate. A copy of our Rules is available here.
The joining process: Our company rules require that all applications for membership must be approved by the management committee. You need to be over 18, and can only join as an individual. In practical terms the only reason the committee would refuse a member is if that person did not support the aims of the company. However the applications need to be formally approved at the first committee meeting following your application. We can only approve your membership if we know who you are, so the best way for prospective members to get to know the management committee is to come along to the Low Carbon Hook Norton meetings which are open to everyone. If you like what we are doing and how we are doing it and want to participate, that’s the time to join as a shareholder. We are happy to share our expertise and experience with non members at the open meetings. Once we’ve approved your membership and you have paid your £1 we will issue you with a share certificate, and you are a member with all the benefits and a vote.