15 votesLindsey Annison shared this idea ·Lindsey Annison commented
You aren't taking money. It's a pledge to allow people to indicate how much they would be willing to invest should a project go ahead.Lindsey Annison commented
There can be an explanation of the different models which would give a return eg investment, co-op, shares etc. As a business, I can write off a pledge that becomes a solid investment against tax, and presumably with the right instrument, contributors could use Gift Aid to extend the contribution.
It is time councils etc realised that we want to take control and do not necessarily believe that large corporations are the right vehicle to deliver services to communities. Nor are they the most cost-effective, short or long term.