Signalise Co-op Community Share Offer

I wish I had time to keep this blog updated. It is a bit hard when at Signalise HQ, things are all go! I’m going to tell you why we need you to invest and what is in it for you…

The background to the co-op is being a group of interpreters and Deaf people who can come together and design better interpreting services, also using technology, in a way that benefits all users including the organisations who pay for our services.

In order to win contracts and build the business, faster than normal, we need investment. Why? To be in the best place we can be to gain contracts and affect change. Your investment will pay for business infrastructure and more innovation to enable us to reduce overheads and have competitive pricing, innovate, offer added value, support our communities.

What is in it for you?

  • 30% tax relief that you can choose to take in the last financial year or this one
  • up to 5% interest – you don’t get that at a bank
  • be an investor member and be involved in the co-op – you get a vote
  • a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you have supported Signalise!

The next £30,000 of investments are also match-funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery so your investment goes even further.

As individual interpreters or Deaf people, we cannot change how interpreting services are delivered. The organisations that book our services need businesses to provide interpreting. It is time for a co-op to be that business, collectively bringing interpreters and Deaf people together to deliver better services that interpreters and Deaf people are both properly involved in and own collectively for the very first time.

Please invest today and be part of the change we need to see, for all of us.

Ethex blog on match-funding.

Investments are taken via the Ethex platform and you will need to answer a series of questions about understanding the risk. You can find more information in the Share Offer document under Q&A (see documents on the Ethex page) and a BSL translation is available.

If you need help please contact

Signalise Co-op Crowdfunding: last week to support!

There is only one week left to support the Signalise Co-op crowdfunder.

There has never been a better time to have a co-op for interpreters. There are various groundswells of opinion now across the board that the Coronavirus pandemic is bringing to the fore:

Capitalism needs a rethink, privatisation doesn’t work, we need to work towards a new economy, business needs to work for people and not shareholders. Exactly the ethos of a co-op!

There are some rewards on the Crowdfunder or you can just donate to support. Any amount is gratefully received! We also published some free CPD on our resources page alongside a BSL summary which explains why a co-op is so needed for our community.

We reached our initial target and now any extra funds we get in can pay for extra web development time to get the platform to launch quicker. Please help if you can, and be one of our first supporters, in the drive to change the face of interpreting services.

We’re also holding a live Q&A on our FaceBook page Tuesday 13th October 7-8 pm. If you have any questions you’d like answered please send them in to

Signalise Co-op Crowdfunder