The Booster Programme is open to new and existing community businesses in England that are soon planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. They are particularly interested in community businesses that will breathe new life into high streets through the regeneration of historic buildings.
If you are a heritage project, please be clear in the Expression of Interest that you are working with a listed building/a building in a conservation area AND are focused on high street revival and economic resilience.
What funding is available?
- Development grants – up to £10,000 to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
- Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £100,000 invested by the Booster Programme, providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved.