If you are interested in applying to the programme when it opens, then please send a brief register of interest here
The Community Shares Booster Programme supports and stimulates public involvement with community share offers in England, particularly in more disadvantaged areas and sectors where community businesses are under-represented.
Through the programme, your community group or business could receive a business development support grant up to £10,000 in advance of launching your community share offer. After that, your organisation could have access to up to £100,000 match funding in the form of an equity investment by Co-operatives UK when the share offer goes live.
It is important to show that you meet Power to Change's definition of a community business, so have a look at the information here.
The Community Shares Booster programme will reopen in December 2017.