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27th October 2020

Less than 10 years ago, community shares were almost unheard of.

16th November 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking views on their draft 'Guidance on the FCA’s registration function under the Co-operative and...
11th November 2014
The Community Shares Unit celebrated its 2nd birthday last month and used the occasion to introduce its forthcoming Community Shares Mark. The Mark...
5th November 2014
The Community Shares Unit has released a new film, telling the story of how a community came together to save one of the country's most iconic...
23rd September 2014
Secretary of State, Edward Davey, announced at the 'Powering Up' conference on community energy on Thursday 4th September that the...
29th August 2014
The Community Shares Unit has produced a revised and expanded handbook, to bring it into line with the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies...
21st August 2014
The Community Shares Unit has teamed up with NESTA and Cambridge University on the largest ever study of crowdfunding and other forms of alternative...
21st August 2014
The first cohort of community shares practitioners have been selected as part of the CSU’s Training and Licensing Pilot. The practitioners come from...
20th August 2014
Microgenius, the community shares online platform operated by the Community Shares Unit, has won a prestigious award for emerging social ventures.
20th August 2014
The CSU is developing an approach for monitoring and benchmarking the business performance of societies which have raised finance through a community...
13th August 2014
A new law came into force on 1 August that brings together 50 years of legislation around co-operative and community benefit societies, unveiling a...

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