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Communities Like Us

January 2021 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. One of the seven co-operative principles is to be ‘co-operative amongst co-operatives’. So we are wanting to introduce you to a different community-led organisation each time we do an update. Together we can build a community of people and organisations that share a Read more…

Blog – A New Year and A New Partner

January 2021 Mike Lowe, one of the MSP directors, reflects on the 2020 share offer and the organisation’s ambitious and exciting plans moving forward. Despite the many unknowns at the peak of the first pandemic lockdown, Mustard Seed Property (MSP) launched its 2020 community share offer. We had no idea of the level of support we would see for our share offer, at such a difficult time for everyone and with so many needs in Read more…

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. One of the seven co-operative principles is to be ‘co-operative amongst co-operatives’. So we are wanting to introduce you to a different community-led organisation each time we do an update. Together we can build a community of people and organisations that share a 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 domiciliary support group in Cornwall, has been eagerly anticipating the start of the refurbishment that will create supported accommodation for six individuals. Now the work can begin to provide a home that will support the independence of each individual tenant, Read more…

Cornwall Based Social Enterprise Attracts Over 200 Investors Supporting Forever Homes For Adults With Learning Disabilities In Cornwall

8 October 2020 The community share offer for Cornwall based social enterprise, Mustard Seed Property (MSP), has reached a first close of £330,000. MSP now has over 200 investors. The share offer has raised over £330,000 (to date) of its £600,000 target, to house vulnerable adults in Cornwall. The capital already invested will enable MSP to fully refurbish its second property, recently bought in Redruth. Extension of the community share offer to 30 November will Read more…

Two Weeks To Go!

18 September 2020 How’s The Share Offer Doing? Extended to 30 November – further opportunity to invest We’re over halfway to reaching our target of £600,000 for the Mustard Seed Property’s latest community share offer. Reaching the halfway mark of just over £300,000 is a massive milestone and it has been so encouraging to watch the numbers go up day by day, knowing that more and more people are supporting our aims and joining our Read more…

Communities Like Us

August 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. One of the seven co-operative principles is to be ‘co-operative amongst co-operatives’. So we are wanting to introduce you to a different community-led organisation each time we do an update. Our hope is that this is reciprocated and together we Read more…

Blog – Karrek Community

Karrek Community’s co-founder Geeta Ashton gives an update of how Karrek has managed to continue to provide its much needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020 has proved to be an eventful year for Karrek Community. During the lockdown we continued to remain active and provided support for people for whom, like for so many across the country, this was a very difficult and challenging time. Many of the people we support missed out on Read more…

Forever Homes for Vulnerable Adults in Cornwall Now a Step Closer with Innovative Match Funding

25 August 2020 Co-operatives UK (with funding provided by The Architectural Heritage Fund) has pledged a £50,000 investment to Mustard Seed Property’s latest community share offer, via the ‘Community Shares Booster Programme1’. This innovative “match funding” has meant that the share offer has already raised over £278,0002 of its £600,000 target, to house vulnerable adults in Cornwall. With additional match funding potentially available from funders, this means that for every £1 invested by the community from now on, Mustard Seed Read more…

A new property acquired & another share offer

April 2020 Daniel Brewer shares the latest news from Mustard Seed Property – including their latest property purchase and social impact report. I’m very excited to announce that MSP has finally managed to complete the purchase of its latest property right in the heart of Redruth. Contracts were signed, ‘social distancing’ suitably observed, and our ambition for this property to create a true hybrid, between a shared house and independent flats can now be advanced. Read more…