FUNDING: up to £10,000 Community Shares Booster programme

Up to £10,000 grants and
£100,000 match funding for community share issues

£3 million funding is available for local people wanting to put business into community hands

If you’re a local group needing an extra boost to set up or grow a community business, you can access up to £10,000 to help launch your community share offer and up to £100,000 match funding when the share offer goes live.

Community shares enable groups to get projects off the ground, with local people investing often small sums of money and becoming co-owners of vital local enterprises – from affordable housing to community pubs to green energy. Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new football clubs, restore heritage buildings, and above all, build stronger, more vibrant, and independent communities. Apply here

Tony Armstrong, CEO of Locality: “Community Shares harness the power and spirit of enterprise in communities – showing the power of community action to financially support great ideas and inspirational projects. We welcome this new investment to boost community shares so that more people can come together to develop new projects, benefit local economies and thriving communities.”

Webinar – 13 December, 1pm – 2pm
Find out more about the Community Shares Booster Programme criteria and process. Charlotte from Sutton Community Farm who was supported through the first phase of the programme will explain how they benefitted from the fund. There’ll also be time to answer your questions at the end. Register here

Further Funding
For further funding opportunities go to