Community Shares Booster

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Supporting community businesses to launch a community share offer with grants and match funding.

Development grants of up to £10,000

Match equity investment

Pound for pound up to £100,000

Community businesses in England exploring share offers

Read the guidance and apply below

Delivered by the Community Shares Unit and funded by Power to Change, Community Shares Booster supports community businesses in the process of setting up and launching a community share offer that can demonstrate high levels of community impact, innovation and engagement.

What is a community business?

Check whether your organisation is eligible for support

What can you apply for?

  • Development grants of up to £10,000 to prepare a community share offer; financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark
  • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £100,000 providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved
  • Ongoing support and advice as an active investor in community businesses


Check your organisation is eligible for this support


How to apply for support from this programme


Are you a community business?


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


Then apply via the Co-operatives UK website

Apply for support from this programme

Other useful resources

Find out more about the Booster programme and how community shares are supporting organisations like yours: