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Crowdfunded Loans for Private Businesses Converting to Cooperatives

Facilitating Business Transformation through Community Funding

Coop Exchange is building a platform that will offer a unique opportunity for private businesses seeking to transition into cooperatives. Using crowdfunded loans, these businesses will be able to raise the capital needed to facilitate their conversion, aligning their operations with cooperative principles.

Crowdfunded Loans for Conversion

  • Purpose-Driven Financing: Crowdfunding loans can provide a means for private businesses to secure funds necessary for the legal, structural, and operational changes required to become cooperatives.
  • Engaging Future Members: This method allows businesses to involve their future members, customers, and broader community in the transition process, fostering a sense of ownership and support.

Potential Benefits of Crowdfunding for Conversion

  • Capital for Restructuring: Secure essential funding for the legal and administrative costs associated with converting to a cooperative model.
  • Community Involvement: Strengthen the business’s ties to the community, building a solid foundation for the future cooperative.
  • Alignment with Cooperative Values: Start your cooperative journey by engaging a broad base of supporters, reflecting the democratic and inclusive nature of cooperatives.

Our future Support

We’re currently building a solution that will:

  • Campaign Development: assist in crafting a crowdfunding campaign that communicates your vision for the cooperative and the value of community investment.
  • Promotion and Outreach: Maximise the visibility of your campaign through Coop Exchange’s future platform to reach potential contributors who are enthusiastic about supporting cooperative models.
  • Regulatory Guidance: Ensure your campaign complies with relevant financial regulations, ensuring a smooth transition to a cooperative.

Stay in touch

To learn more about how Coop Exchange plans to build financial solutions tailored to coops, please contact us at

Please note that the content of this page is for general information and educational purposes only. In so far as it relates to Coop Exchange’s potential services these relate to a future state once the Coop Exchange platform is launched and appropriately regulated. The information is not provided, and should not be construed as the provision of financial advice, the promotion of an investment product or dealings or arrangements in investments. Investments bring risk and so anyone wishing to invest (whether in coops equities, debt or other securities) should first obtain appropriate advice from an authorised person before doing so, please see also our Regulatory Notice.