Ulgham Community Benefit Society Limited, also known as the ‘Society’ within this document, was established on 29th September 2023 and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a ‘community benefit society’. A community benefit society is a society which is run primarily for the benefit of the community. Any profits must be used to further the objects of the society by being ploughed back into the business to benefit the community the society was set up to serve.
Our aim is to purchase and refurbish The Forge Inn in order to regain our pub in the village, but also make the asset a social hub, providing a warm and friendly facility with services that bring the community together, embracing the diversity of our community. This will be achieved by community share sales and grants.
This crowdfunding will establish the early start up funding for the project covering all the legal and compliance elements of the project.
We have a vision that will build a sustainable multi-purpose community facility, reflecting the results of our village survey (August 2023) including a pub, cafe and shop. Creating a welcoming environment for all ages, we aim to support those who wish to volunteer and provide inclusive employment and training for those looking for work. Our services will be offered to our local community and visitors alike, actively working with other community facilities and clubs in the area is also high on our list of priorities.
A copy of the Business Plan for those wishing to purchase share can be found on our website at: https://the-forge-at-ulgham.co.uk/useful-documents
or requested by: email: [email protected] or telephone: 07754803703