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 August 2014

Microgenius, the community shares online platform operated by the Community Shares Unit, has a prestigious award for emerging social ventures.  The community shares platform pitched against 15 other early-stage social enterprises to win the scholarship award offered by the Impact Hub, Westminster - one of the largest of a global network of locally owned collaborative working...

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 65
Number of share offers this year 41
Amount of equity targeted this year
£20,502,500
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