Setting up a Community Benefit Society

Wessex Community Assets specialises in helping Community Land Trusts and other community groups to decide on their legal form, and in particular setting up a Community Benefit Society. 

Residents team

Our support

We have two sets of Model Rules (the governing document for Community Benefit Societies) available for community groups to use. Both have a statutory asset lock and can issue community shares.

They can be adapted to be charitable if necessary.

The Model Rules Sponsorship Service provided by Wessex Community Assets costs £500 (with no VAT).

For more information on this service please contact Diana Moore.

A Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2004 Registered number 30175R 

Registered address: Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1EU.R