NoSCBS Ltd is a community benefit society with more than 200 active shareholders and many enthusiastic followers on social media. We were formed in January 2019 to save The George in Newnham High Street and re-establish it as a community hub. After a full public consultation, in March 2019 we published a detailed business plan and launched a community share offer which raised more than £145,000 from supporters in and around the village.
Last year, we successfully applied for a £247,500 government grant to help buy and fit out the building. The capital grant of £209,500 was matched pound for pound by funds we raised ourselves, with around £170,000 coming from local sources.