Getting real

For many people, this was the most daunting aspect of the scheme. So how much are we talking about and how did we raise it?

Chaco has a viable business plan for developing the site, and this has already enabled us to attract funding for planning and feasibility work.

We have successfully raised over £4 million for the development phase. Much of this has been funded from the sale of members’ homes and a long-term mortgage. But we are also offering individuals and organisations the chance to continue supporting this project through investing in a loanstock fund. We are looking for people who will invest money for at least two years and we are now offering interest rates up to 4%.

If you’d like to join the growing number of people willing to support us in this way, find out how on our Loanstock page.


Originally, we thought we might save ourselves some money by refurbishing this building and moving in – until we discovered it would cost us a lot more than starting from scratch.

Ethical investment opportunity

Your capital is a catalyst. If you’re interested in making an ethical investment and seeing your money become bricks and mortar in our pioneering project, please consider our Loanstock Offer.