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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24th July 2015

The UK Crowdfunding Association was pleased to see the recent launch of the long awaited Community Shares Standard Mark. Developed by the government-backed Community Shares Unit (CSU), the Mark aims to promote best practice standards among community enterprises crowdfunding finance through ‘community share’ offers. The new Standard Mark has potential to raise standards and supports UK...

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 88
Number of share offers this year 42
Amount of equity targeted this year
£30,831,150
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