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Community Finance

  • Community Investment Guide: Using Industrial and Provident Society Legislation by Jim Brown
    Community investment is about ordinary people investing their own money – sometimes small sums, sometimes larger amounts – to support the development of something they care about. This booklet gives a brief overview of some of the issues involved in raising investment from your community for business ventures serving a social or community purpose.
  • Community Shares
    This website has useful Case Studies, Factsheets and Resources sections which include information on community finance, legal structures and information on existing schemes financed with community investment.
  • Ethex is a small not for profit organisation based in Oxford UK with the aim of creating a marketplace for positive investments. Organisations can use Ethex as an investment platform for community share offers to raise necessary finance.