Communities all over the UK are rallying together to set up and run local businesses - and sometimes even own them! Bakeries, pubs, shops, gardens, football clubs, piers, farms - you name it, they've done it.
If you've been thinking about setting up a project or business that benefits your local community, but just don't know where to start, then look no further. We have the perfect solution so that you can get your idea off the ground.
We work with hundreds of different communities and help them to raise the funds that they need to get going. What's great is that we have an incredibly supportive and active network, made up of thousands of people, who are investing in community enterprises, just like yours.
Or perhaps, you want to own your local community asset?
The Gardeners Rest Community Society Ltd invited supporters to purchase community shares in the Gardeners Rest pub in historic Neepsend, Sheffield and raised an incredible £237,600 from 382 investors.
As a community business, having the community being able to quite literally buy into us was important.