Community Shares Scotland exists to raise awareness of the community shares model and support communities who wish to raise money this way.

The programme is funded until 2020 by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland and the Scottish Government. It is delivered by the Development Trusts Association Scotland, affording access to a strong network of community organisations Scotland-wide. 

We can offer hands on support to guide communities through every step of the share offer process, and our Edinburgh-based team would be delighted to chat to you if you are interested in learning more.

Eligible organisations can also access funded consultancy to help develop their business plan and share offer, and a grant to help promote their share offer within their community. 

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 James Proctor  (Programme Manager) and Toby Sandison (Programme & Communications Officer).

Contact: or or 0131 220 3777. We are often out of the office visiting groups so email contact is preferred. Our office address is 1b Washington Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA.