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How the Hopkins Plunkett scheme helped village shops

2020-09-25T09:23:04+00:00

Becoming a member of the Plunkett Foundation means you join a growing number of like minded people and organisations all working together to help communities set up and run community businesses as a way of overcoming a range of challenges. Plunkett's membership manager Claire Spendley looks at the benefits of joining a gorwing number o like-minded people and organisations.

How the Hopkins Plunkett scheme helped village shops2020-09-25T09:23:04+00:00

A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

It was late afternoon in the summer holidays, when we visited to meet with Kate, and volunteers behind the counter at the small shop at Islip, and it was buzzing with activity.

A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures

2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

The Plunkett Foundation releases the 2019 ‘Better form of Business Reports’ on Community Pubs and Community Shops Across the UK more shops and pubs than ever are now in community ownership and are bucking the national trend of rural closures. Survival record of Community Pubs [...]

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy

2019-09-26T13:06:18+00:00

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy and to provide a structure that has one membership strand with different rates and varying access to benefits and fees for different profiles. We feel the emphasis should be on the type of relationship rather than status of a member.

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy2019-09-26T13:06:18+00:00

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00

On the 14th August, a very wet day for the season, Aimee Evans from Plunkett and Helen Fagan, grants manager for The Prince’s Countryside Fund splashed through the rural roads of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire to visit three community shops.

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00