Tag: community shares

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Co-operatives UK joins new national peer network

A pub in Bath; a football club in Manchester; a whisky distillery in Scotland. Each is unique - but all are united through community shares and a community ethos. That connection is now set to be...

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Community shares receives £1 million boost

The ability of communities to raise funds to save local assets like pubs, shops - and even piers and harbours - has been boosted to the tune of £1 million. Community Shares Unit (CSU) and Power to...

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Community Shares: Inside the Market Report June 2015

This is the first time the CSU has brought together its data and intelligence to present a comprehensive overview of the community shares market. The aim of this report is to showcase the information...

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First community economic development programme for a generation gets underway

From high streets to rural investment, 50 communities have signed up to a new programme to put together their own community economic development plan. The programme will provide advice and support to...

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Invitation to tender – Community Shares Research

Co-operatives UK is seeking to appoint an organisation to support the design of primary research methods as part of a wider community shares research project we are leading in partnership with...

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Share offer set to plough money into innovative small farms model

Sky-high land and rural housing costs, alongside planning red tape, have proved almost insurmountable barriers for new would-be farmers. But the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is breaking the...

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Shared Interest receives good practice Mark of approval

Ethical investors can be increasingly confident they are helping create a fairer world today (Friday 23 October) after one of the UK’s leading social enterprises received a good practice award for...

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The Hive £1m business support programme launches

New report highlights demand for the co-operative option among business owners, employees and customers First programme of its kind will help new and existing co-operatives, social enterprises and...

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£263,000 raised in one month by new co-op Positive News

Positive News has converted to a co-operative and raised £263,000 through a community share issue in just 30 days. The 22-year-old paper – which was converted to a co-operative with the support of Co...