Mustard Seed Property

MAKING SPACE for vulnerable people to flourish in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

There is an acute lack of housing in Cornwall for vulnerable adults who are at risk of homelessness. Mustard Seed Property (MSP) offers an answer by purchasing homes in which vulnerable tenants can be supported into stable lifestyles.

As a community benefit society and charity,  MSP leases property to trusted organisations in Cornwall, which are skilled in helping otherwise homeless adults find their feet.

These trusted organisations become ‘lease-partners’ and they include highly respected groups such as the St Petroc’s Society and Karrek Community. Their roles are to place tenants into the houses and give them the support they need.

Our share offer in 2018 raised nearly £350,000 towards a new property in Redruth, which we have now purchased. 

We launched another community share offer on 19 June 2020. The plan is to raise further equity to convert the property in Redruth into three flats plus three studios, with an additional shared communal space, as well as to purchase a third property in Cornwall. The share offer close date has been extended to 30 November, so there is still plenty of time to invest.

The target raise of this new share offer is £600,000. The raise has received a considerable boost with match funding. Read the story on our news page.

Our community share offer has been awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark, awarded by the Community Shares Unit to offers that meet national standards of good practice.

For more information about the community share offer visit our Invest page. You can apply for shares now via the Ethex website. 

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About MSP from our Investors

Esmée Fairbairn

Esmée Fairbairn

Trupti Patel

"MSP has a strong track record of helping vulnerable people in Cornwall and we know our investment will enable them to generate even more impact by providing the properties that other charities need to further their missions."

Andrews Charitable Trust

Andrews Charitable Trust

Siân Edwards, Executive Director

"We are very excited to be involved with such an innovative housing solution to help vulnerable adults in Cornwall. The Mustard Seed Property track record has already shown that investing this way works!

"We love their commitment to supporting local charities, achieving social impact by encouraging local investors to help those more vulnerable in the community. Our fund matching offer will hopefully encourage more people to invest so that more vulnerable adults can be supported with homes that really meet their needs."

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Second Home Owner & Angel Investor

“Cornwall has been a holiday destination for me since I was a child (I’m in my late sixties now!) and ten years ago we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase a holiday home in the Roseland. We have thoroughly enjoyed that, but have also been very conscious that second home ownership can come at a cost to the local community.

“The opportunity to invest in MSP and put something extra into the Cornwall community was therefore welcome, particularly given the intent to do something in St Austell and therefore not far away from us, Resonance is well known to me and their involvement gives me confidence that the scheme is well founded.”

Latest News & Blogs

Keep up to date with what's happening at Mustard Seed Property

Communities Like Us

October 2020 Like us, there are a number of other community-led organisations in Devon and Cornwall, and from time to time each of us have a campaign to expand our membership and raise share capital. Read more…

Blog – Next steps

October 2020 MSP Director Mike Lowe, discusses what happens next in our Redruth Property Yes, our newest scheme in Redruth has received planning permission, so all system are go! Our client Karrek Community CIC, a Read more…