Siop Gymunedol / HAVARDS / Community Shop


Although we have purchased Havards, we can still offer the opportunity to become a member of our Community Business Society, and participate in our future, by becoming a member via an investment.  You can also increase your existing investment or donate. As covered elsewhere, we raised enough to purchase the shop, and we started trading on 29th November 2022. But we still have refurbishment to do and improvements to make, so new investments are welcome. Your share holding will help us to upgrade the shop and adapt further to community requirements. We aim to continue to maintain and improve it as a successful trading post serving both the local community and visitors to the area. So you can still become a full member of the society and participate.


There is no need to fill in another form. Just pay the amount you are adding to your investment to our bank account:
Bank Account Name: SHGT Community Benefit Society Limited Sort code: 51-61-15 Account Number: 71765182
Payment reference: Your Membership Number. Please then send an email to notify us to

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to send a cheque, please make this payable to SHGT Community Benefit Society Ltd and post to the shop. Please write your Membership Number on the back of the cheque.

All payments will be acknowledged by email. We will, when possible, consolidate the two payments into a single investment. This applies only if all details are the same (for example, no change in the interest rate requested.) If you have forgotten your Membership Number, or have any questions, please send an email to


Photo of our launch event

The team have been putting banners up all over town.

The easiest way to invest is to complete our online investment form, available by clicking . Complete the details, and submit the form. You will then receive an email telling you how to transfer the funds. The form also allows you to invest on behalf of an organisation or business, and you can also invest of a child under the age of 16. You can also invest by completing and sending us a paper form - forms are available from Havards shop.

Donations: We also welcome donations. If you are able to make a donation to help the Community purchase Havards, you can find out more by clicking here.

Share Save investments: You can also build up your membership of Havards Community Benefit Society with smaller payments over time, if this suits you. Once you have saved £200 you will become a voting member of the society. Please see our form which allows you to join the Share Save Scheme.

Limits: The minimum share purchase is 200 shares at £1 each.   Individuals or company can hold up to 10% of the minimum share target total, currently 415,000.

Note for taxpayers: While our scheme was eligible for the HMRC Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) scheme, our allocation was fully subscribed and SITR is no longer available. Those investors who invested before we reached our limit should have received their SITR certificates.

If you have any queries about investing in Havards or anything else, please Send us an Email

Full details are in the Havards Share Offer Document is available at

This Share Offer has been vetted and awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.

Community Shares Standard

The Community Shares Standard Mark is awarded by the Community Shares Unit to offers that meet national standards of good practice. For more information about community shares, the Community Shares Standard Mark and the Community Shares Unit go to: