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Community shares resources

There's a wealth of information in our community shares resources, including the essential Community Shares Handbook. 

The Community Shares Handbook
Everything you need to know about community shares in our fully searchable handbook.

Community Ownership Fund: Maximising impact through Community Shares

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This paper focuses on why and how the Community Ownership Fund can utilise the Community Shares financing model.

Recovery Share Offers Guidance

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The purpose of this guidance is to support societies to use community shares to improve their solvency as part of their response and recovery to the current Covid-19 crisis. 

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Guidance for societies facing financial strife

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Our guidance for societies facing financial strife clearly outlines the steps societies should take when experiencing financial difficulty.

Shariah compliance for community shares

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An initial report from Amanah Advisors on the potential for community share offers to be recognised as Shariah compliant. 

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Understanding a maturing community shares market

Understanding a maturing community shares market is the most comprehensive report ever published on the community shares sector – funded by Power to Change and Community Shares Scotland.

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Understanding a maturing community shares market – new report
£155 + raised through community share offers – social media graphic
£155 + raised through community share offers – social media graphic
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For every £1 invested, £1.18 is leveraged in grants and loans – social media graphic
For every £1 invested, £1.18 is leveraged in grants and loans – social media graphic
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85% say running a community share offer has a positive impact on business – social media graphic
85% say running a community share offer has a positive impact on business – social media graphic
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80% invest because of wider social or environmental benefits – social media graphic
80% invest because of wider social or environmental benefits – social media graphic
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585 share offers by 440 businesses – social media graphic
585 share offers by 440 businesses – social media graphic
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36% of businesses are planning a second share offer – social media graphic
36% of businesses are planning a second share offer – social media graphic
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A guide to investing in community shares

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Investing in community shares is a simple, direct and engaging way of supporting businesses that serve your community.

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Community Shares: Inside the Market Report 2015

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Community Shares: Inside the Market Report 2015

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