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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21st July 2014

The Big Lottery Fund's new Power to Change programme has started to gear up with the announcement of a road show of events and a contract to deliver support to community enterprises across England over the next six months. This practical support for community enterprises will be delivered by a consortium including CSU partner Locality, alongsode Plunkett and UnLtd. This provision ...

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 34
Number of share offers this year 41
Amount of equity targeted this year
£20,502,500
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