COVID-19 update:

The Community Shares Booster Programme is still open to heritage projects that are working with a listed building/a building in a conservation area AND are focussed on high street revival and economic resilience. 

If you do not fall under this category, funding is currently closed to new Expression of Interest (EOI) applications as we are focusing our attention on supporting community businesses affected by COVID-19. 

If you submit an EOI (unless it is for a heritage project) it will not be assessed. 

Please note: Any applicant part way through the application process will be considered for support. Please contact: [email protected] to discuss your application.


When this programme re-opens to all new applications we will update this website and our Twitter feeds.


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#StayHome and keep well everyone!



We recommend you follow these steps to begin your application to the Booster Programme:

1. Read the guidance notes

The guidance will help you to decide whether the Community Shares Booster Programme is right for your community business. 

2. Begin the step-by-step tool

Begin the Step-by-Step tool to help you decide which pathway is right for you. 

3. Submit your Expression of Interest

You must complete this initial Expression of Interest form to begin your application to the Booster.