Community Shares Wales is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre. It provides support across Wales and works closely with the Community Shares Unit.

The project aims to raise awareness of community shares across Wales and support communities through the process of share issue, enabling them to develop local services and facilities at the heart of their communities.

Community Shares Wales can provide support across the following areas:

  • Scoping: We can help you to identify whether or not community shares are right for your project, through face-to-face meetings or training sessions.
  • Developing: If you decide that community shares are right for you, then we can support your group to develop your share offer scheme. The support that we can offer is flexible, and may vary depending on your group's needs.
  • Reviewing and/or awarding the Standard Mark: We can review your documents to give assurance to yourself and investors that your offer meets national standards of good practice.

Contact Us

Community Shares Wales is run on a day-to-day basis by Carly McCreesh (Project Manager) and Claudia Limpert (Business Adviser). You can contact the team at csw@wales.coop or by phoning 0300 111 5050.