Since December 2012 we’ve been listing all the Community Shares offers we could find details on. Almost all were in the UK, where Community Shares are an important way to raise funds for worthwhile causes and projects, but we’ve listed a few in other countries as well.
However, the world constantly changes, and we are changing too. More and more Community Shares are being offered via third party crowdfunding sites, and so are much easier for the general public to find. The need for a long list of available offers is less than it was, so we are stopping that service.
Instead we’ll be identifying all those intermediary sites that offer Community Shares, so that anyone looking to invest can still find them easily.
We’ll also list any permanently open offers that we know of, as well as any offers that we are asked to list.
Websites offering only Community Share Offers
Websites offering Community Share Offers and other/commercial/voluntary/charitable projects –
Permanent Open Community Share & Bond Offers
Coalfield Community Investment Society
Investing in co-operative ventures in coalfield communities, focusing on mining related projects. Target: £1 million to £3 million
Investment: £500 to £100,000
Walking and outdoor activity holidays
Investment – £100 – £20,000
ICOF Community Capital
Loan fund for co-operatives
Target: £ unlimited
Ecological Land Co-op
Buying agricultural land across the UK for shared use
Minimum Investment: £150
Left wing newspaper co-operative originally started by Communist Party in 1930
Investment: £1 – £100,000
Fairtrade coffee importer and processor
Investment: £10 – £20,000
Housing & worker co-op – part of Radical Routes – Shares
Fair finance for disadvantaged communities across the globe – Shares
Target – £ unlimited
Investment – £200 – £20,000