Supporting community businesses to launch a community share offer with grants and match funding.
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 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
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
Other useful resources
Find out more about the Booster programme and how community shares are supporting organisations like yours: