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Local councils encouraged to harness the benefits of community business

2020-12-08T16:17:40+00:00

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), which represents England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils and 100,000 councillors, has launched The Good Councillor's guide to community business to promote the opportunities that community businesses can create locally. The Plunkett Foundation wrote the guide in partnership with Power to Change (the independent trust that supports community [...]

Local councils encouraged to harness the benefits of community business2020-12-08T16:17:40+00:00

Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme extended in East of England

2020-12-04T12:28:02+00:00

The Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme is inviting community businesses across the East of England to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to ensure they emerge from lockdown ready for a brighter Christmas and the New Year.  This allocation of funding has arrived as the scheme – a partnership between East [...]

Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme extended in East of England2020-12-04T12:28:02+00:00

COVID-19 Live

2021-01-08T16:17:14+00:00

Updates for community businesses This is Plunkett's regularly updated page for advice and guidance for all community businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. News and support from Plunkett From Plunkett Advice and support for community businesses Advice & Support [...]

COVID-19 Live2021-01-08T16:17:14+00:00

Half of Scots believe COVID-19 is an opportunity to build the Scottish economy back stronger – it’s time to look to alternative business models to achieve this

2020-12-17T15:56:47+00:00

Co-operative Development Scotland has launched a new campaign to showcase the role inclusive business models can play in achieving the Scottish Government’s aim of creating a fairer, stronger and more democratic economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. To launch the campaign, CDS commissioned a new survey which revealed promising results for receptiveness to [...]

Half of Scots believe COVID-19 is an opportunity to build the Scottish economy back stronger – it’s time to look to alternative business models to achieve this2020-12-17T15:56:47+00:00

Community businesses in places of worship

2020-12-08T15:13:42+00:00

Plunkett is part of a coalition of organisations campaigning to promote the benefit of community businesses locating in places of worship. Places of worship can make great venues for community businesses; enterprises that trade for the benefit of the local community and are typically owned and run by local residents. On our website you [...]

Community businesses in places of worship2020-12-08T15:13:42+00:00

Rural Vision

2020-12-01T14:47:22+00:00

Shaped by our members and other stakeholders, Plunkett’s Rural Vision looks to the future, outlining what communities across the UK will need to recover from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and what role Plunkett and community businesses might play to make this vision a reality. It emphasises that there is now an ideal opportunity [...]

Rural Vision2020-12-01T14:47:22+00:00

Making Local Woods Work

2020-12-01T13:26:31+00:00

Through Making Local Woods Work, Plunkett supported 50 groups at various stages of development, all of whom were looking to undertake new activity to provide a range of benefits for local people, bring woodlands into active management and generate trading income. They all received support to realise their vision for their woodlands creating opportunities for [...]

Making Local Woods Work2020-12-01T13:26:31+00:00

Maintaining Access to Cash – Plunkett responds to HM Treasury’s Call for Evidence

2020-11-30T09:47:33+00:00

Access to cash is an increasingly important issue, given the sharp decline in cash usage since the onset of the pandemic earlier this year. With card payments becoming increasingly common year-on-year, the government is seeking ways to protect access to cash. In rural areas, accessing cash withdrawal and deposit-taking services is more difficult than [...]

Maintaining Access to Cash – Plunkett responds to HM Treasury’s Call for Evidence2020-11-30T09:47:33+00:00

Rural Vision Film is our rallying call for action

2020-12-04T12:33:32+00:00

Plunkett's Chief Executive, James Alcock, shares our new Rural Vision Film and explains how community businesses can, and will be, at the beating heart of a much needed recovery of our rural towns and villages. The solutions to problems faced by rural communities can be found right at the heart [...]

Rural Vision Film is our rallying call for action2020-12-04T12:33:32+00:00

Major funding boost to support community businesses co-locating in churches

2021-01-20T16:37:49+00:00

More community owned businesses, such as shops and cafes, will be supported to open in churches across the UK thanks to a major funding boost. We are delighted to be working alongside Allchurches Trust, to provide the resources needed to encourage and facilitate churches to work closely with their wider community so that more [...]

Major funding boost to support community businesses co-locating in churches2021-01-20T16:37:49+00:00