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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26th October 2015

A new report shows scores of local schemes will be cancelled if planned cuts to the Feed-in-Tariffs go ahead, painting a gloomy picture for the future of community energy in the UK. Plans by local groups to install £127m worth of solar panels and other renewable power at village halls, community centres and sports clubs will be shelved if government cuts to subsidies go ahead. Of the 80...

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 162
Number of share offers this year 89
Amount of equity targeted this year
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