Invest in local enterprises
Use 'community shares' to support and invest in local businesses.
What is it?
Community shares are a way for community groups to raise money. By buying shares and becoming part-owners of a business, local people can become supporters, volunteers and advocates for the business.
Community shares can be used to support many different types of business, like saving a local pub or setting up a renewable energy project. If an enterprise is working for the good of your local area, investment from local people can be invaluable.
How can I get involved?
Visit Microgenius to buy and sell community shares.
You could get involved as:
- an enterprise - by offering community shares
- a supporter - by buying community shares
- an adviser - by providing advice and support to community enterprises
The Community Shares Unit is a dedicated support service to promote community shares. It provides resources including ‘The Practitioners’ Guide to Community Shares’ to help anyone wanting to offer community shares.