Community Shares Scotland is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Carnegie UK Trust until June 2017. It is delivered by DTA Scotland in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation, the Community Shares Unit (a joint project run by Locality and Co-operatives UK) and Rocket Science. Its objective is to support enterprises, promote good practice and raise awareness of community shares as a sustainable funding mechanism for community enterprises.

The programme operates as a dynamic hub for support, building relationships with networks and organisations to signpost communities, investors and other interested parties to the most appropriate forms of advice and assistance to develop new share offers and support existing ones.

It also acts as a platform for profiling the community share model, raising awareness of the value of the approach to new entrants and facilitating peer support and networking to those already involved in community shares.

Finally it acts a central reference point for market intelligence, providing the latest information on community share activities nationwide, as well as producing regularly-updated guidance materials.

More information on the free support available to enterprises, investors and practitioners can be found here:


Contact Us

Community Shares Scotland is run on a day-to-day basis by Kelly McIntyre (Programme Manager) and Morven Lyon (Programme Officer).

Contact: or or 0131 220 3777. We are often out of the office visiting groups so email contact is preferred.