Community Shares refers to the sale of shares in enterprises serving a community purpose. This type of investment has been used to finance shops, pubs, community buildings, renewable energy initiatives, local food schemes, along with a host of other community based ventures. Click an option below or jump to find out more.

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2nd September 2015

Power to Change, the new charitable trust supporting community business, has reopened its Initial Grants Programme after a short summer break, introducing a new simplified application process and a clearer set of criteria. Community enterprises considering a community share offer and which have made good progress with their business plans may be interested in applying in order to access...

Microgenius is a dedicated web platform for community share offers run by the Community Shares Unit. For supporters, it allows you to buy shares in community-based projects easily and safely. For communities, it is a website you can use to run your share offer securely and painlessly, without the paperwork.
Number of registrations this year 141
Number of share offers this year 54
Amount of equity targeted this year
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