Community Shares: Crowdfunding in the face of pub closures

With a record 29 pubs closing each week, communities are fighting back to keep their pubs open using the power of the crowd – including a group of volunteers in Somersham in the heart of rural Suffolk.The community behind the latest pub in the UK to crowdfund a community share issue has raised over £175,000[…]

Crowdfunding Community Shares: Positive News

Now offering Community Shares, Crowdfunder’s first share issue, Positive News, has raised £263,000 from their readers, supporters and journalists. The vast public support for this project reflects the growing trend for social investment across the UK – where communities are coming together to save their local pubs, develop community energy projects and take control of[…]

Top three community shares projects in the UK #OwnedByTheCrowd

Have you heard the news? Crowdfunder has launched “Owned By The Crowd” – community shares for community businesses, organisations and charities across the UK. It’s an exciting time for us, and we wanted to share with you some of the UK’s top community shares that have already taken place so you can get a flavour for[…]

Crowdfunder launches Community Shares

Crowdfunder is set to revolutionise UK community funding as it launches its first community share offer in partnership with The Community Share Company. The Community Shares Company has worked on some of the most-high profile British community share offers to date including Hastings Pier, the first ever UK charity to issue community shares. Community shares[…]