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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23rd March 2015

As part of celebrations for the first ever Community Pubs Day, the Minister for Communities, Stephen Williams, today raised a glass to people across the UK who are pooling their resources to take control of  local assets through community shares.    The Minister announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will contribute over £200,000 of funding...

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 17
Amount of equity targeted this year
£9,058,050
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