As the new hand book ‘Roots to Wellbeing The role of Woodland Social Enterprises for Nature, Health and Wellbeing’ is published, Michéal Connors of the Natural Academy, looks at the wellbeing power of trees and woodlands.
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Community shops can sometimes take months, even years, to go from the initial idea to opening the doors. But in Brent Knoll, Somerset, when the coronavirus crisis struck the community decided they needed the shop immediately - and managed to open their 'emergency shop' shop in days.
Plunkett Foundation chief executive James Alcock calls for urgent action to build back a better rural economy.
Plunkett is one of thirteen leading rural organisations urging the Government to commit to more equitable funding in rural areas.
Claire Spendley, membership manager at the Plunkett Foundation, reports of the first 'virtual AGM' held in the charity's 101 year history.
With government guidelines for Covid-19 changing frequently and with little notice, and regional variations to the guidelines around meeting people face-to-face, many community businesses are planning to host their Annual General Meetings virtually.
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.
A new guide designed to help local councils across England better understand the benefits that community businesses can bring to their areas is set to be launched later this year.