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.
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.