9.5 Grant Support

What can the grant be spent on? Can it support staff revenues?  Can it cover listing fees for online platforms?  Design and print?

The grant can be used for:

1) Getting investment ready - further work on your business plan, community engagement work, governance structure, legal registration, and the share offer document

2) Launching the offer - applying for the Community Shares Standard Mark and costs associated with promoting the live offer

See section 8.3.2 of the Guidance Notes.

Could the grant cover the costs of printing and designing promotional materials for the offer itself?

Yes it could do. The grant can be used for:

1) Getting investment ready - further work on your business plan, community engagement work, governance structure, legal registration, and the share offer document

2) Launching the offer - applying for the Community Shares Standard Mark and costs associated with promoting the live offer

See section 8.3.2 of the Guidance Notes

Can you apply JUST for the second stage of the Development Grant?

Yes, you would simply apply for a Development Grant and state that you only require support for Community Shares Standard Mark assessment. We may stage the release of the grant subject to satisfactory progress.

If you have any questions on the content included within the guidance, please contact the team.