The Green Gram
Community Refill Shop
What is it?
The Green Gram Community Refill Shop Limited (“The Green Gram”) is a refill shop where you can buy food, household items and personal care products without the need for single-use plastic.
How can I help?
You can help us by voluntering or simply by shopping with us!
How can I help?
We're always looking for more volunteers to join us. Shifts in the shop are just over 3 hours along and you'll always be worknig with another volunteer. You can work once a week or once a month- whatever suits you!
What do I get from buying shares?
As a member, you will become a part owner in the business and have a say in the shop and its future. It’s known as a social dividend. It’s important to note that the value of your shares will not increase and that no interest is paid.
When can I buy shares?
*** Share offer now closed but you can still donate! ***
The share offer opened on 10th March 2022 and closed on 8th May 2022. A further offer period may occur in the future at the discretion of the Steering Committee.
Where is it?
The Green Gram is located at Roman Quay, just off the High Street in Fordingbridge.
How is it run?
The Green Gram is a Community Benefit Society and this means that it is owned by its shareholders, known as members, for the benefit of the community.
How much are the shares?
Each share is £10.00 with a minimum purchase of one share. The more shares you buy the sooner we will be able to reach our target and be able to open the shop. There is a purchase limit of £1,250 or 125 shares per member.
What will happen to any profits?
In time the profits from The Green Gram will be ploughed back into local environmental and social projects, as decided by the members through voting.