On 14 May in Edinburgh or 15 May in Glasgow, come along to Community Shares Scotland's workshop to learn more about the community shares funding model and how it helps community businesses grow and thrive.
Do you have aspirations to run a successful community business? Or perhaps you support people and communities with enterprising ideas? Then this is the event for you!
What are Community Shares?
Community shares are a way for people to invest in what matters to them. Community members buy shares in enterprises providing goods and services that meet their needs. In turn, the business is owned and governed by the community it serves.
Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new football clubs, restore heritage buildings, and above all, build stronger, more vibrant, and independent communities.
What will happen on the day?
The workshop will be practical and inspiring - with a focus on sources of free support and lots of success stories from the previous 5 years of the Community Shares Scotland programme.
This event is aimed at both community groups and intermediary support organisations. And there will be a tasty lunch!