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Chalford Community Stores
Social projects (Social)
Operated as an Industrial and Provident Society, this community shop is run by volunteers ensuring community ownership. . It provides the rural village of Chalford with its only shop, which services the population of around 800. The organisation aims to recognise the needs and enhance the local community and focuses on local producers wherever possible. The shop has been serving the local community for over 80 years and is seen as an essential amenity for the village.
We intend to empower people and support the personal development of disadvantaged individuals, by financing businesses that address specific social objectives. Lending in this sector is to for and not-for-profit employment programmes, youth help centres and integration programmes, among others.