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 piers.
Power to Change has teamed up with the Community Shares Unit to further boost share issues and their uptake. We have put £3 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. The Community Shares Booster programme is open for applications for the next three years.