A short introduction to community share investment

Find out more about community shares​

Case study videos from the Community Shares YouTube channel

Download a guide to investing in community shares

Read about the Community Shares Standard Mark

Find out more about SITR – Social Investment Tax Relief

About our partners

Power to Change are an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. Power to Change run the Community Shares Booster Programme and, through the programme, Parracombe Community Trust have received grant funding to get a community share offer off the ground. We have also received a match funding offer to support our goal of developing the stores and café project.

Power to Change was established in 2015 with a £150 million endowment from The National Lottery Community Fund. It was established to accelerate the growth and the impact of community business in England, through growing the sector, transforming places and making the case for investment in the community business sector.

Wessex Community Assets (WCA) is a community benefit society. Its overall aim is to help communities to become more resilient through access to land and finance.

WCA is supporting us with technical advice and support to develop our plans for the stores and café and raising finance through issuing this community share offer.  WCA are also providing support with our affordable local needs housing project.

Community Shares Standard Mark. This share offer has been awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark, awarded by the Community Shares Unit to offers that meet national standards of good practice. For more information about community shares, the Community Shares Standard Mark and the Community Shares Unit go to: