There's a wealth of information in our community shares resources, including the essential Community Shares Handbook.
Community shares report 2023: Communities doing it for themselves
It has been a decade since the Community Shares Unit launched in 2012 with over £210 million raised using this unique form of finance.
Recovery Share Offers Guidance
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 a crisis.
Guidance for societies facing financial strife
Our guidance for societies facing financial strife clearly outlines the steps societies should take when experiencing financial difficulty.
Charities SORP Information Sheet for Community Benefit Societies
This Information Sheet is designed to assist practitioners in implementing the Charities SORP (FRS 102) in relation to the preparation of accounts for Charitable Community Benefit Societies with specific reference to their use of community shares, i.e. withdrawable, non-transferable share capital.
Community Ownership Fund: Maximising impact through Community Shares
This paper focuses on why and how the Community Ownership Fund can utilise the Community Shares financing model.
Understanding a maturing community shares market
A guide to investing in community shares
Investing in community shares is a simple, direct and engaging way of supporting businesses that serve your community.