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 Share Offers

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Barra Distillery Western Isles

To build a small high-quality single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre on Barra, using Hebridean barley and renewable energy.

 
  • 31 supporters
  • £64.7k raised
  • 40 days left
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Penicuik Storehouse Penicuik, United Kingdom

Penicuik Community Alliance has been formed as a Community Benefit Society to create and operate the STOREHOUSE in extensive premises in...

Successfully overfunded


  • 133 supporters
  • £91.9k raised
  • 104 days
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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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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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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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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.

Find out more

Tell us more about your project

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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