Stockwood Community Benefit Society is a successful community owned property and land trust that owns a rural business park and 150 acres of farmland half way between Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are 27 units and around 100 people working on site.
Over 250 people have joined the Society and invested more than £1,000,000. They receive a 5% return on their investment annually as well as supporting these position impacts:
150 acres are let to Demeter-certified biodynamic Rush Farm.
Stockwood Community Benefit Society is currently installing a £400,000 solar and ground source heat pump system to heat the business park. Providing warm air in winter and cold in summer this district heating system is better for the tenants as well as the environment.
Stockwood Community Benefit Society is working with partners to deliver land-based education proven to help children challenged by mainstream education to adjust and thrive. It also offers bush craft training and aims to open a Steiner early-years provision on the farm.
Visit the Stockwood CBS website for more information: stockwoodcbs.org