Communities are doing amazing things on Crowdfunder

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Over £12m invested in community businesses in the past two years
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20,000 people now own and support enterprises in their area
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The average investment into community share projects is £610

Communities are stronger when they own the things that matter most to them. 

Community Shares are an effective way for groups to raise money for projects that benefit a particular community – be that a local community raising money to buy the last pub in their area, or a magazine’s supporters from around the world looking to enable it to thrive in a digital age.

And now Crowdfunder is making it even easier to run a Community Share Offer, with over £1million of extra match funding to help you along the way. So whether you're just starting out or a long way down the road, we can help.

Community shares are an increasingly popular way to secure the long-term future of community businesses, enabling money to be raised from the people who it matters most to – the right kind of money from the right kind of people. 

Thousands of people have already invested in community shares to support pubs and piers, shops and solar energy, football clubs and farms, whisky distilleries and woodlands. The list of sectors is growing all the time.

So if you’re interested, get in touch and our experts will help you on your way.

Crowdfunder is absolutely the place to go if you're looking to do a community project.

John McKenzie,  Director of GlenWyvis

Latest community enterprises

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GlenWyvis Distillery Dingwall, United Kingdom

The Worlds first Community owned Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery, 100% powered by Renewable Energy. Built on history...powered by nature...

Successfully overfunded

  • 2456 supporters
  • £2.5m raised
  • 77 days
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Small Wind Co-op Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Co-own turbines in Wales & Scotland, & use the energy yourself at home. Get interest at 4.5-6.5% & support small farms & rural...

Successfully overfunded

  • 298 supporters
  • £881.7k raised
  • 70 days
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Dive in and heat up Jubilee Pool! Cornwall

We're making Britain's coolest pool hotter thanks to geothermal heat from under our feet. We need to raise £850,000 to make it happen!

Successfully overfunded

  • 1380 supporters
  • £528.7k raised
  • 153 days
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Own Community Channel! United Kingdom

We need your help. Pledge now and help us turn Community Channel into the first people-owned national TV channel.

Successfully overfunded

  • 302 supporters
  • £392k raised
  • 47 days
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KomediaBath Somerset

Save Bath from boring! Become a co-owner of Komedia Bath and keep this important mid-scale venue running for many more years to come.

Successfully overfunded

  • 304 supporters
  • £379.2k raised
  • 68 days
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Save The New Inn, Norton Lindsey Warwickshire

Save The New Inn, Norton Lindsey and help make it Warwickshire's first community owned pub. This is a once in a life-time opportunity!

Successfully overfunded

  • 25 supporters
  • £342k raised
  • 35 days
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Big Bath City Bid Somerset

We need to raise £300,000 to take Bath City FC into community ownership and give Bath the football club it deserves!

Successfully overfunded

  • 236 supporters
  • £341.6k raised
  • 20 days

Opportunities for extra funding

£85,000 Community Share Starter Fund

Get up to £6,000 of extra funding for community groups based in England planning to set up a community business such as a pub, shop, leisure centres.

More about the fund or start a new project

Reach Fund: We are an access point

We're now referring charities and social enterprises looking to raise investment to apply for a Reach Fund grant.

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Do you have or are you setting up a local enterprise or business that your community should own? If you have read the information above about community shares and think it might be right for you, tell us a little more here and one of our experts will help you get started.

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