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West Berkshire Community Municipal Investment (CMI)

Invest now in a greener future for West Berkshire!

Community Municipal Investments (CMI) banner
Community Municipal Investments (CMI) banner

We've just launched the UK's first Community Municipal Investment (CMI) offering our residents and community groups a unique way to invest in West Berkshire, funding green projects to help the district become carbon neutral by 2030.

You can invest from as little as £5 and will earn a return of 1.2 percent over a five year term, with your capital returned in installments across the the investment term. 

We're hoping to raise £1 million this way, and are delighted with the enthusiastic response we've already received.

Where will my money go?

It will fund green projects such as installing rooftop solar panels on a building at Greenham Common and on local schools.

Investing directly with us provides us with a cheaper alternative to conventional sources of funds and reduce the overall cost of borrowing to taxpayers.

Watch a video of solar panel installation with Councillor Ross Mackinnon at the Phoenix Centre, Newbury and Councillor Steve Ardagh-Walter at Greenham Common.

2020 Group pic of Community Municipal Investment launch at Greenham Common
2020 Group pic of Community Municipal Investment launch at Greenham Common

How does it work?

A CMI is a bond or loan mechanism issued by a council directly to the public. It is being provided in partnership with the online crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

CMIs can be used to supplement, diversify or replace sources of borrowing to fund specific infrastructure projects, or to refinance existing debt.

To find out more about the CMI and download an offer document, visit the West Berkshire page on the Abundance website.

Risk Warning

As with any investment product there are risks. Part or all of your original invested capital may be at risk. You should be prepared to hold investments for their full term and investments may not be readily realisableConsider all risks before investing and read the Offer Document for each investment.

Any financial promotion contained herein has been approved by Abundance Investment; a firm authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.