Want to be a bigger player in Bala Sport? Become a member.
Bala Sport has more than. 100 member/ investors. Our members are a crucial part of the business, we wouldn’t exist without them. Anyone can be a member/ investor, you just need to be ethically-minded. We have a diverse range of members from individuals to companies, we even have two secondary schools, and members out with the UK.
Bala Sport is a co-operative, and as such we’re run in a very democratic way. Regardless of whether you’ve invested £10, or the maximum £25,000 you will have the same say in the governance of the organisation, and you’ll be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (usually held in Glasgow, but can be participated in remotely online).
As a community benefit society we are funded by a community share offer. In our initial share drive in 2105 we raised more than £100,000 in community shares, with members investing anything between £50 and £25,000 (the maximum allowed in this scheme). Shares are priced at £10 each and there is now no minimum amount for purchase, and anyone from age 11 up can be a shareholder.
These shares appeal to ethical investors keen to help us change the game through Fairtrade in the sports ball industry. They won’t make you rich but they do enable you to make a real difference in the lives of developing country sports ball workers. They also allow you to be part of the growth of a business with the core aim of changing lives.
The process is simple, you just need to fill in the short application form, arrange payment and we will send you your share certificate. If you’re looking to invest more than £10,000 we’re required to do some checks, but these are painless. Click here to download the application form.
Bala Sport is the trading name of Fair Trade Sports Balls Ltd registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a community benefit society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registration number 2788RS. Read the Rules of the Society.