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Shareholding Membership

Do you have an interest in the work of BCHA? Apply 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 in 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, either:

  • By sending a letter to our Head Office address:

The Factory,
14 Alder Hills,
BH12 4AS


Full details on Shareholding Membership can be found in the BCHA Shareholding Membership Policy here. Further information and the BCHA Rules are available from the Company Secretary (

The Rules (Constitution) of BCHA can be viewed here.

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

Updates for Shareholders: