Democratising Finance for Community Groups

Democratising Finance for Community Groups flyer
Tuesday 3 October 2023 - 10:00 to 11:30


SCCAN - Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

Join the Community Shares Scotland team on Tuesday 3rd Oct 10am-11.30am for a free introductory session on local democratic finance.

Their new programme, which launched with the Development Trusts Association Scotland and Scottish Communities Finance, aims to demonstrate that money can be generated, owned and controlled by the community. SCCAN want communities to not only better understand their sources of wealth, but also retain more of that wealth and have greater say in how it is used.

The session will aim to increase awareness, knowledge and use of financial models that generate and capture wealth within a community. These financial models are particularly pertinent as funding becomes harder to attract, and we attempt to move away from grant dependency towards building thriving, sustainable and resilient enterprises.

The session will provide information on:

  • Community shares

  • Community bonds

  • Donation based Crowdfunding

  • Philanthropic giving at a grassroots community level

You will hear first-hand from speakers from the SCCAN network who will share their stories of launching and running their own enterprises.

The Community Shares Scotland programme has proven the many strengths of citizen investment in community led enterprises. By supporting local people and organisations to invest in projects through community shares and other alternative financial models, wealth is retained and boosted within communities.

Sign up to this event and start your day by learning about how local democratic finance could work for your community.

Community Shares Scotland

Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

£0 – £5