Yes, this is a great way of introducing them to ethical investing at an early age. For direct investments, you have to be 16 to buy shares in a co-operative and 18 to buy shares in a company. However, the investment can be held in the name of an adult until the child is 16 or 18, at which point it can be transferred into the child’s name. Most Community Share Offers allow investments to be made on behalf of children, and where this is possible you will be able to do this as part of the online investment process.  At the end of placing your order, you will be asked if you want to make any nominations and can add the requested details at that point. There is also the ability to add these at a later date via your portfolio, however, if you need to subsequently change an existing nomination then you’ll need to contact us to do this.  Our T&Cs cover the legal aspects of making any nominations.