Grants and support for Community Share Issues finance

27 February, 2024


Community businesses in England that are looking to launch or in the early stage of launching a community share issue can apply for grants and equity match funding of up to £100,000. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Community Shares Booster Fund. A number of funding streams are available. These include pre-grant support- which provides a few days of support for early-stage activity to get community businesses started. Development grants – averaging £5,000 are available to prepare a community share offer and Equity match investment of up to £100,000 providing the minimum share offer target is achieved. Initially, applicants need to submit an Expression of Interest. Those successful at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. Expression of Interest can be submitted at any time.

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