Community Shares Booster Fund

The Power to Change Community Shares Booster Fund is a funding scheme that supports new and existing community businesses in England that are at all stages of a community share issue.

Community Businesses can apply under two funding streams:

  • Pre-grant support: A few days support for early-stage activity to get community businesses started.
  • Development grants – averaging £5,000, to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
  • Equity match investment – typically matching £1 for £1 up to £25,000 invested by the Booster Fund, providing the minimum share offer target is achieved. Applications for equity match are open to community businesses that are investment ready, including those that have already launched their share offers.

Expression of Interest can be submitted at any time.

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Key Info

Location: England

Value: average £5,000

Grant Deadline: Rolling Basis