An investment in ART Business Loans is an investment in the local economy, from which everyone living and working in the West Midlands ultimately benefits
ART Business Loans is the trading name of ART SHARE (Social Help Association for Reinvesting in Enterprise) Limited – a Community Benefit Society, registered number 28537R and Aston Reinvestment Guarantee Company Ltd – a company limited by guarantee – registered number 2422872.
We are an accredited Community Development Finance Institution for Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) and use investment by companies and individuals interested in a social and financial return to contribute to the total capital we have to lend. Corporate and individual investment provides a base from which we are able to attract additional funds from a variety of public and private sector sources, including the banks.
Investors include Barclays, IMI, Jaguar, NatWest, Severn Trent and Wesleyan, members of the Cadbury family, Lord Digby Jones and a host of other companies and individuals who understand, and are committed to, ART’s aims.
2019 Share Offer
Our current share offer, via the Ethex social investment platform, is open from 7th January to 24th March 2019. The minimum investment is £500 and the maximum £100,000.
To apply for shares visit www.ethex.org.uk/ART2019.
Read the ART_Community_Share_Offer_Document.
Listen to ART’s Chief Executive Dr Steve Walker and ART Board member Professor Monder Ram OBE talking to Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers, about ART and its Community Share Offer.
Community Investment Tax Relief
Investments in ART are eligible for CITR. CITR provides a reduction on the amount of income tax or corporation tax (as applicable) paid in a year by the investor and is spread over a five year period following an investment. For example, if an individual invests £10,000 they should receive a £500 per annum reduction against their income tax liability (a total of £2,500 over the five year period of the investment). This equates to 5% per annum net of taxation.
A CITR eligible share investment must carry no right to be repaid for a period of five years from the date of the investment. At the end of the five year period shares are withdrawable at the request of the investor, subject to the rules of ART.
Further information on CITR and how it can be claimed by investors is available here:
How Much Can I Invest?
Investments through our current share offer can range from £500 to £100,000. Larger sums can be accommodated as loan agreements rather than as investments in shares. Co-operative Societies and Community Benefit Societies can invest with no upper limit.