RUSS is powered and directed by its members. The organisation currently has 700+ people who want to contribute to our vision of enabling people to create new affordable neighbourhoods across London, and we are growing by around ten new members each week.

Becoming a RUSS member is simple, affordable and directly contributes to making our vision a reality. As a Community Land Trust, membership takes the form of a non-profit community share purchase. Each share costs £1 and membership starts with the purchase of a minimum of one share.

Membership entitles you to a shareholding certificate, invitations to our regular members’ meetings and events, and access to our online collaboration site. Should you wish you can redeem your share(s) for a refund at any time.

As we are a charitable community group, we kindly ask those who can afford more to consider purchasing a larger number of shares with their membership. People who invest larger amounts in RUSS can claim tax relief on their investment.

To become a RUSS member and community shareholder, simply read our shareholder Terms-and-Conditions then fill in the online form below.

If you would like to contribute to RUSS without becoming a member, please consider making a donation.


Application form

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Membership is open to anyone over 16; organisations can also become members. Those keen to become members invest in RUSS by applying to buy shares. You can apply for a minimum of one share (£1), or up to a maximum of 100,000 (£100,000).


Section B. - Applying to Buy Shares

Please note: membership will not be complete until a minimum of 1 share (£1) has been paid for.

Section D. - Make a Donation
(This is separate from share purchase)