The Community Shares Booster programme matches the investment raised through community share issues to increase take-up in areas of disadvantage and in under-represented sectors. The programme will reopen in December 2017.

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. 

If you’d like any further information about the programme, please get in touch with us here or by email: communityshares@uk.coop