Do you have an interest in the work of BCHA? Then you might want to consider applying to be a BCHA Shareholding Member.


What is a Shareholding Member?

Shareholding members are officially “guardians” of the objects (or the charitable purpose) of BCHA and are individuals with an interest in:

  • Community, Charitable and Voluntary work

  • Health, Housing/Homelessness and Social Care

  • Supporting the mission and vision of BCHA

Members pay a nominal value of £1 to buy a share. This money paid for a share becomes the property of the association. Shares carry no interest, dividend or bonus, and are non-withdrawable. No shareholder can hold more than one share, and each share carries one vote.

What do Shareholding Members do?

A shareholder has a number of rights, including:

  • Attending and voting at the Annual General Meeting, including calling for a ballot
  • Receiving the Annual Report, containing the annual accounts, the auditor’s report and the Board report
  • Electing, or re-electing, the Board
  • Carrying out business at Special General Meetings as needed

When exercising their rights, Shareholders shall act at all times in the interests of BCHA and for the benefit of the community.

How do I become a Shareholding Member?

Applications for shareholding membership, may be made in writing or via email.

Contact Us

Write to: 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS


For more details on our Shareholding Membership, please read our Policy or view the constitution of BCHA rules. If you would like to discuss this further, please email

Updates for Shareholders

Updates for Shareholders, including links to Annual General Meeting minutes shall be posted below when available.

To find the latest updates, please read the agenda and accounts summary for BCHA’s AGM on Friday 22 September 2023 at 12 noon. If you wish to view BCHA’s financial statement, go to our Key Information page.

For details of our previous Annual General Meetings, please view the minutes from BCHA's 2022 AGM.