You are not limited to just one form of fundraising and investment – in fact we would encourage you to mix a number of types of funding to reach your fundraising targets.
It is better to spread your risk by mixing loan with grant funding for example, or community shares with donations. By doing this, you then take on less debt.
Grant funders are keen to see that you raise investment from your own community and certain funders will specifically match community share equity with grant funding.
For example, if you were raising finance to purchase for your local pub, you might consider: