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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20th February 2015

Co-operatives UK and Locality - the two organisations behind the Community Shares Unit, have been awarded a new contract supporting Community Economic Development, as part of a funding boost of £6m to the wider Community Rights programme.  Announced by Communities Minister Stephen Williams, the Community Economic Development (CED) programme is a new initiative designed for local...

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 20
Number of share offers this year 1
Amount of equity targeted this year
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