A library of resources for anyone who would like to find out more about community shares. From introductory guides to market reports, find the info you need here.

1st August 2017

This is the Final Evaluation Report of the Community Shares Scotland (CSS) programme, delivered by DTA Scotland in partnership with the Plunkett Fo

14th March 2016

The CSU's final response to the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) call for input on the regulatory barriers for social investment.

14th August 2015

The final response submitted by the Community Shares Unit to the FCA’s second consultation on its proposed registration function under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

29th June 2015

This is the first time the CSU has brought together its data and intelligence to present a comprehensive overview of the community shares market. The aim of this report is to showcase the information the CSU captures on the market since it begain tracking activity in 2009. Using data from its Community Shares Directory, Offer Document Library and a recent survey of investors using its Microgenius community shares platform, the report sets out “how” enterprises are raising this finance, and “why” individuals themselves are investing.

23rd April 2014

The CSU recently worked with Wessex Community Assets (WCA) to explore the prospects for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) to raise finance using