About us

We support rural communities across the UK to tackle the issues they face through community business

Community businesses are enterprises that are owned and run democratically by members of the community, on behalf of the community. They come in many forms, including shops, pubs, woodlands and anything that lends itself to community ownership.

To date, Plunkett Foundation has supported almost 600 community businesses to reach trading stage across the UK. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, these community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training.

Read about Plunkett’s history

Our story

Our strategy for 2018-2022

Our strategy

Meet the team behind our work across the UK

Our team

Find out about our Board of Trustees and Fellows

Trustees and Fellows

Annual reports of the trustees and financial statements

Annual Accounts

View all of the Plunkett staff vacancies


Hear about the organisations we work with

Who we work with

How we help

Find out how we are supporting a network of over 500 community businesses and what support we have available to support your community.

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