Communities are doing amazing things on Crowdfunder

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Over £7m invested in community businesses in the past two years
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10,000 people now own and support enterprises in their area
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The average investment into community share projects is £655

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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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 £350,000 to make it happen!

Stretch target £500,000
  • 1063 supporters
  • £483.2k raised
  • 4 days left
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The Clipper Share Offer Devon

Buy a share in Nudge and be part of bringing The Clipper on Union Street back in to use for long term community benefit.

Successfully overfunded

  • 151 supporters
  • £204.8k raised
  • 67 days
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Ballymacash Sports Academy County Antrim

*** OFFER NOW EXTENDED ***Help us build Northern Ireland’s 1st Community Owned Sports Facility. Owned by the Community, for the Community.

  • 143 supporters
  • £32.8k raised
  • 51 days
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Save The Greys East Sussex

Become part of the group securing the future of this legendary Brighton pub.

  • 130 supporters
  • £60.8k raised
  • 0 days left
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Wigginton Village Shop Hertfordshire

To build a community run village shop on the sports field in Wigginton Village, run by the community for the benefit of the whole community.

Successfully overfunded

  • 168 supporters
  • £149.6k raised
  • 35 days
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Be a piece of the Puzzle! West Yorkshire

We are a community urgently raising £350,000 to save our iconic, quirky, 400 yr old, much-loved music pub in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Successfully overfunded

  • 219 supporters
  • £269.3k raised
  • 64 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.

Find out more

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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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