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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18th January 2016

The Community Shares Unit and Power to Change are pleased to introduce the recently announced Community Shares Booster Pilot Programme, which will launch this year as a match funding pilot for community share offers. This new programme will use an initial £1m of Power to Change funding to boost the investment community businesses raise through community share offers. The pilot will support...

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 1
Number of share offers this year 2
Amount of equity targeted this year
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