Community shares are an ideal way for communities to invest in businesses that serve a community purpose. This type of investment has been used to finance shops, pubs, community buildings, renewable energy initiatives, local food schemes and even a pier!
Power to Change has teamed up with the Community Shares Unit to further boost share issues and their uptake. We have put £1 million into the pot to match the investment raised through community share issues and to increase take up in areas of disadvantage and in under-represented sectors. Our third window of applications for the Community Shares Booster programme is now closed but you can see which organisations we have supported below.