Invest in the quality of lives.

Share offer now open!

In 2021 you can invest in Latch for the first time. Your investment will help us transform 6 empty houses in Leeds into 6 homes that give people like Sophie the support they need to get their lives back on track. By investing, you will support Latch's work and you can earn up to 4% interest per year.*
Click here to view our share offer on Ethex and sign up to begin your investment journey!

*Actual interest rate may vary. Your investment is at risk.

Watch how Latch transforms empty and derelict houses

Questions about investing?

How do I invest in Latch?

You invest in Latch through a company called Ethex. They will handle the financial side of your investment, then hand the money over to us so we can use it in the transformation of 6 homes in Leeds. Visit to see other community initiatives that have benefitted from this kind of investment. While you're there you can sign up for Ethex. This is the first step towards becoming a Latch Investor!

Can I lose money when investing?

Like many investments, these community shares are at risk and you could lose some or all of the money you invest. If you are considering investing and are worried about the risk, then you may wish to seek independent financial advice before doing so.

What is a Community Share Issue?

Community Share Issues are a way for people to financially help organisations that benefit the community. Investors give their money for a minimum period of time and in return, earn interest each year. You can earn up to 4% per year interest* on your investment.
*Actual interest rate may vary. Your investment is at risk.

Will investing benefit my community?

Latch has already transformed 92 empty properties in Leeds. Using this investment we will buy 6 more properties, which will increase the number of people we can help by another 6 adults and 3 children at any given time.

How much money do I need to invest?

The minimum you can invest is £500. We know that’s a lot of money, so groups of people can club together to invest. You need to nominate one person as the shareholder on our register. Please get independent advice to find out if investing is right for you. You can earn up to 4% per year interest on your investment.
*Actual interest rate may vary. Your investment is at risk.

Is investing different from donating?

When you donate to Latch, you give us your money and we use it to help people who need homes. When you invest, the same thing happens except you can get your money back after a minimum of 3 years and we will pay you 4% interest per year* on your investment.
*Actual interest rate may vary. Your investment is at risk.

Start your investment now at Ethex!

Key facts about Latch

In March 2021 there were around 3800 long term empty properties in Leeds

It is estimated that a family becomes homeless every 7 hours in Leeds

There was 5,928 people in Leeds who are in the top priority for housing in March 2021

Latch has over 30 years experience of creating homes and changing lives

Latch builds positive lives and independent futures through a unique package of housing, training & support

A majority of people in housing need face other challenges including unemployment, domestic violence & abuse

Start your investment now at Ethex!