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.

13th June 2018

The Community Shares Unit is working with Big Society Capital (BSC) to direct co-operative and community enterprises towards a range of SITR suppor

20th March 2017

The CSU is aware of the following crowdfunding platforms that are being used to adminster community share offers.

14th November 2016

Investing in community shares is a simple, direct and engaging way of supporting businesses that serve your community.

8th March 2016

A guidance document for groups looking to participate in Round 3 of the Community Shares Booster Programme, supported by The Power to Change. 

9th December 2015

This note summarises the rule changes to investment tax relief schemes introduced in the Finance Act 2015, which received Royal Assent on 18 November 2015.

29th September 2015

Read about the ten things that you need to know about community shares. A very brief introduction for groups considering a community share offer.

28th August 2015

The purpose of this technical note is to outline the legal issues involved in changing the status of the Hastings Pier Charity from a charitable company limited by guarantee, to that of a charitable community benefit society.