A library of resources for anyone who would like to find out more about community shares. From introductory guides to market reports, find the info you need here.

14th March 2016

The CSU's final response to the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) call for input on the regulatory barriers for social investment.

8th March 2016

A guidance document for groups looking to participate in Round 3 of the Community Shares Booster Programme, supported by The Power to Change. 

21st January 2016

The Standard Mark application form for societies looking to go through the Standard Mark assessment. Designed specifically for practitioners when arranging to undertake a the Standard Mark review.

9th December 2015

This note summarises the rule changes to investment tax relief schemes introduced in the Finance Act 2015, which received Royal Assent on 18 November 2015.

24th July 2019

The Training Manual is useful for understanding what the training and licensing process entails and what skills are taken into account.

29th September 2015

Read about the ten things that you need to know about community shares. A very brief introduction for groups considering a community share offer.

The total share capital required should be expressed as three fundraising targets:

A pioneer share offer is a way of accessing high-risk capital at a very early stage in a project, to get ‘investment-ready’.

Regardless of whether advance assurance has been obtained or not, if an enterprise wishes to apply for tax relief on shares the enterprise must sub