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This resource explains what a community benefit society is and the benefits of becoming one.

The purpose of a community benefit society is to serve the broader interests of the community – in contrast to serving the interests of their members. This resource explains the benefits of converting to a Community Benefit Society and provides support for doing so.

This guide is designed for Cooperatives but will be of interest to anybody interested in running an organisation for the benefit of a community and exploring the best approach to doing it.

What will I learn?

  • What a community benefit society is
  • Why you might want to start or convert to a community benefit society
  • The process of becoming a community benefit society
  • Where you can go for support with the process

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