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14 September 2020

Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens

After a four-month break, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the programme has re-opened for applications.

New and existing community businesses in England that are planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers can receive:

  • Development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice.
  • Match funding up to £100,000 in equity investment made on equal terms with other community shareholders, into societies that demonstrate higher than average levels of community engagement, innovation and impact.
  • Ongoing support and advice as an active investor in community businesses.

Applicants need to be incorporated as a community benefit society, co-operative society or charitable community benefit society and have the following key features:

  • Locally rooted.
  • Operating for the benefit of the community with broad community impact.
  • Accountable to the local community.
  • With trading at the heart of its business, for the benefit of the local community.

This is a rolling programme of support with applications accepted until December 2020.

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