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Rural communities could be adversely affected by takeover of Royal Mail


Open letter from Plunkett UK, ACRE and RSN urges minister to delay any decision on the transfer of Royal Mail until after the election. Three organisations representing rural community interests have expressed concerns that a possible buyout of Royal Mail could result in a watering down of the Universal Service [...]

Rural communities could be adversely affected by takeover of Royal Mail2024-06-18T10:31:29+00:00

Manifestos: Local Engagement


With the party manifestos now published ahead of the General Election on 4 July, Chris Cowcher, our Head of Policy and Communications, considers how the policies included could support our sector. We’re 3 weeks into the 2024 General Election campaign, and this week marks a significant milestone in the [...]

Manifestos: Local Engagement2024-06-20T08:49:00+00:00

Plunkett UK and Webmart host national conference for community businesses


The UK’s only face-to-face conference for community business comes to London this October, organised by Plunkett UK in association with Webmart. The National Community Business Conference 2024 takes place on Thursday 23 October 2024 and promises to deliver the very best insights and practical advice for community businesses, no matter [...]

Plunkett UK and Webmart host national conference for community businesses2024-06-11T15:04:00+00:00

Plunkett’s Volunteer Trustees


Plunkett UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who are elected by our members. These 12 individuals are volunteers, generously giving their time and sharing their considerable expertise. For Volunteers Week 2024, we caught up with three of our Trustees – Alex Beggs (AB), Ruth McAreavey (RM) and Jeevan Jones (JJ) – who [...]

Plunkett’s Volunteer Trustees2024-06-06T08:39:17+00:00

Case study: The Fox Inn in Garboldisham


Volunteers are responsible for every aspect of life at the community-owned Fox Inn in Garboldisham, Norfolk. Iain Entwistle shares their story so far, the benefits and challenges of being entirely volunteer-run and their exciting plans for what’s next. The Fox Inn is a Grade II listed pub dating back to [...]

Case study: The Fox Inn in Garboldisham2024-05-31T11:17:08+00:00

Job vacancy: Head of Finance


With more communities than ever contacting Plunkett to access our advice and support services, we are excited to promote the opportunity to join Plunkett as our Head of Finance. Role: Head of Finance Salary Band: £40,000 - £61,800 Contract: Permanent Hours: Full-time Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire Click here to download [...]

Job vacancy: Head of Finance2024-05-29T14:39:26+00:00

We’re recruiting for new Trustees


Plunkett UK is looking for up to two Trustees who share our values and vision to join our Board. We are looking for up to two Trustees with a genuine commitment to community businesses, a clear understanding of rural issues, interest in innovative and new ways of working, to help [...]

We’re recruiting for new Trustees2024-05-29T11:42:41+00:00

Capital grant boosts group’s bid to save their village pub


A community group in Helpston, near Peterborough, is the first to receive a capital grant in a programme being run by Plunkett UK in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. The Bluebell Inn Community Hub Association has been awarded £45,000 to support its efforts to save the much-loved [...]

Capital grant boosts group’s bid to save their village pub2024-05-24T14:47:44+00:00
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