Community Shares Scotland is now funded by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery and will continue to provide support to community groups developing share offers as part of the Development Trust Association Scotland. Its main objective continues to be supporting enterprises, promoting good practice and raising awareness of community shares as a sustainable funding mechanisms 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 James Proctor  (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. Our office address is 1b Washington Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA.