What is shares.coop?

We are a window shopping site. We don’t buy or sell Community Shares, we simply list all the Community Share Offers we know about so you can get in touch with the issuing Society directly. We have not assessed or regulated the offers in any way, although we will remove any we discover to be misleading or unsuitable.

We are an independent, co-operatively owned market place for shares in Industrial and Provident Societies, not sponsored by or part of any government initiative. This site is owned and run by the consultancy.coop, a worker co-operative of experienced third sector business consultants which is also a Co-operative Development Body (CDB).

The consultancy.coop offers a whole range of services to co-ops, charities and social enterprises. We are currently working on developing a Five Star social enterprise Hotel and Hospitality School in conjunction with Tenby Development Trust and Cardiff Metropolitan University, carrying out the community consultation to determine the community benefit from Wales’ largest onshore wind farm development, working with Anglesey Council to produce a social enterprise model for Schools and Leisure Services on the island and lots more. Details on our website

We also work with Co-operatives UK, the Co-operative Enterprise Hub and a whole range of other CDBs across the UK to offer support to co-ops of all kinds.

We hope you find the information on this site useful – do please read these “FAQs” pages and documents before investing.