Community Business ReBoost

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Supporting community businesses to raise community shares capital to aid their recovery from Covid-19.

Development grants

Match equity investment

Pound for pound up to £25,000

Community businesses in England impacted by Covid-19 

Read the guidance and apply below

Community Business ReBoost aims to support community businesses to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, pivot or expand the business in response to Covid-19. The ReBoost fund provides grant funding and matched equity investment.

What is a community business?

Check whether your organisation is eligible for support

What can you apply for?

  • Development grants between £3,000 and £5,000 to prepare a recovery community share offer and be awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark 
  • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £25,000 providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved

Additional business development support may also be provided where required, and will be prioritised to help community businesses operating in deprived neighbourhoods, or those led by and supporting communities experiencing racial inequity, and those led by and supporting disabled people. 

READ THE GUIDANCE notes BEFORE APPLYING

Check your organisation is eligible for this support

 

How to apply for support from this programme

1.

Are you a community business?

2.

Are you a community benefit society or co-operative society?

3.

Then apply via the Co-operatives UK website

Apply for support from this programme

Other useful resources

Watch our webinar, where you will learn more about the fund, whether it’s the right one for you and how to apply: