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Community Shares Booster Programme

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and engagement. The programme will also provide development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice. Match funding will be in the form of equity held on equal terms with other community shareholders.

Power to Change has provided £3m funding for the Booster Programme over a five-year period from 2017-22. The programme is expected to match fund around 60 share offers in the first three years of the programme (to 2020) and then provide active investor support to societies on a continuing basis. The programme is run by the Community Shares Unit, a joint initiative between Co-operatives UK and Locality.

We can support your community share offer with development grants and matched investment. There are three pathways of support to choose from:

  • Pathway One: Preparing the offer
    An initial development grant and the chance to secure matched investment for your share offer
  • Pathway Two: Investment Ready
    A matched investment into your share offer ahead of launching
  • Pathway Three: Live offers
    A matched investment into your share offer during the campaign

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Location: UK

Value: Various

Deadline: March 2020

Our success rate

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Community Shares Booster Programme - FCS Associates

Community Shares Booster Programme

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and engagement. The programme will also provide development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice. Match funding will be in the form of equity held on equal terms with other community shareholders.

Power to Change has provided £3m funding for the Booster Programme over a five-year period from 2017-22. The programme is expected to match fund around 60 share offers in the first three years of the programme (to 2020) and then provide active investor support to societies on a continuing basis. The programme is run by the Community Shares Unit, a joint initiative between Co-operatives UK and Locality.

We can support your community share offer with development grants and matched investment. There are three pathways of support to choose from:

  • Pathway One: Preparing the offer
    An initial development grant and the chance to secure matched investment for your share offer
  • Pathway Two: Investment Ready
    A matched investment into your share offer ahead of launching
  • Pathway Three: Live offers
    A matched investment into your share offer during the campaign

Click here for more information

Location: UK

Value: Various

Deadline: March 2020

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants