Have you ever thought about owning your local pub?

 ...It might be easier than you think! 

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.

We can support and guide you through the correct steps towards starting your community share - it's a great way to secure a long-term future and raise investment from the very people which your enterprise intends to benefit. 

If you're looking for the latest tips and advice on how to start crowdfunding for you community idea, then why not check out our guides here?

When communities take ownership of the things that matter most to them, they become stronger – so don’t just follow the crowd, be the crowd. 

If you want more information about crowdfunding for your community project, or want to find out more about community shares, then use the form below to get in touch.


It was important as a local business to have the community quite literally buy into us

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Tap Social Movement Oxfordshire

We have a passion for good beer and social justice. Help us grow! #CriminallyGoodBeer

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  • 305 supporters
  • £32.8k raised
  • 28 days
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Raise a Toast Greater London

We brew with surplus fresh bread + give 100% of profits to charity. We want to add a Craft Lager + Session IPA to our Pale Ale #RaiseAToast

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  • 449 supporters
  • £29.5k raised
  • 28 days
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One Gin United Kingdom

Life-changing, British One Gin from the UK's leading ethical drinks brand, One Drinks. Helping to raise £20m for water projects by 2020.

Successfully overfunded

  • 302 supporters
  • £22.2k raised
  • 28 days

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