Here is a summary of our investment opportunities. If you are interested in finding out more about Ekopia and/or making an investment please Contact Us.
We have launched a share issue to support the provision of affordable housing via a shared ownership scheme. Further details are available on the application.
A medium-low risk investment as Ekopia will be provided with second security or better over the properties concerned.
See also the Affordable Housing Page.
Minimum of £500 for five years. 4% interest per annum if available plus 5% discount on purchases made in the shop. Classified as medium-high risk as the security is essentially the ability of the company to trade successfully.
Drumduan House Investment
The minimum investment amount is £500 and the minimum investment period is five years. Interest rates are variable, depending on performance, with returns expected to range from 0% to 4.0%. It would clearly be very helpful to obtain lower interest support, as this reduces the amount of money the school has to pay.
This fund is classified as a medium-high risk investment as Ekopia owns the Drumduan House building outright.
Art Centre Building Investment
The minimum investment amount is £500 and the minimum investment period is five years. Interest rates are variable, depending on performance, with returns expected to range from 0% to 4.0%.
This fund is classified as a medium-low risk investment as Ekopia owns the Moray Art Centre building outright.
Ecovillage Project Fund
Ekopia often seeks investment funds from members and friends of the Community to be directed into the Findhorn Ecovillage Project Share Fund. Money raised by Ekopia will be re-invested in various projects forming part of the Ecovillage Project. These currently include
- Findhorn Wind Park
- New Findhorn Directions (NFD) Chalets
- Phoenix Community Stores
- Affordable Housing and Land Trust
- Drumduan House
- Social enterprise buildings
- Moray Art Centre
We expect to add others to the portfolio in the future.
This portfolio approach spreads the investor’s risk and enables Ekopia to offer a more flexible investment opportunity.
Projects deemed to be high risk by the Ekopia Board will not receive funds from the Ecovillage Project Share Fund.
The minimum investment amount is £500 for one year. Interest rates are variable with returns expected to be between 3-5%.
If you are interested in finding out more about Ekopia and/or making an investment please Contact Us