The Community Shares Booster Fund is a funding scheme to support community share offers. This webinar outlines what support is on offer and who is eligible to apply.
Community shares are a great way for communities to pull together and take ownership of local buildings and land, or to develop new projects or services that benefit people in their community.
Since 2012, over 121,000 people have invested more than £200 million into community shares to support over 500 community businesses throughout the UK.
The Booster Fund has relaunched to support community share offers. It offers:
- Business development support and grants to early stage, developing and established community businesses.
- Match funding (equity), in the form of investment from Co-operatives UK, that is held on equal terms with other community shareholders.
This webinar will outline the support available and who it eligible to apply.
Booster Fund is only for groups in England. Find out support for community shares in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Booster Fund is delivered in partnership by Co-operatives UK, Locality, Plunkett Foundation, and Co-operative and Community Finance. It is funded by Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund.