Taking Ownership: community empowerment through crowdfunding investment

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Old, Rosalyn; Bone, Jonathan; Boyle, Dave
Date of publication
14 May 2019
Community Development and Regeneration, Social Policy, Housing and Homelessness
Social welfare
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This report explores how investment crowdfunding models can be used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience.

Community-led projects have the power to transform local areas socially, economically and environmentally. This report, created with support from the Greater London Authority, explores the opportunities and challenges to using investment crowdfunding models (eg community shares and bonds) to fund community-led projects. It also provides a how-to guide to community organisations interested in raising funds through investment crowdfunding and explains what institutions, such as local government, city authorities and foundations, can do to help community-led initiatives make the most of these tools.

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