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: http://scotland.communityshares.org.uk/support
Community Shares Scotland is run on a day-to-day basis by Sandra Macaskill (Programme Officer) and Lynn Molleson (Programme Officer).