As we gear up to announcing our 2023 Rural Community Business Award finalists on the 23rd October, we'd like to introduce you to our panel of judges who have carefully considered this years nominations The Rural Community Business Awards wouldn't be able to take place without the kind support of our sponsors. [...]
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On Friday 29th September, Plunkett supporters Alex Begg and Penny Harris set off on their journey up to Scotland ready to take on the mighty Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Plunkett. The Three Peaks Challenge sees participants attempt to climb the three highest peaks in the UK. Starting with Ben Nevis [...]
This is the story of The Locks Inn community pub in Norfolk, and how they are demonstrating inclusivity within the community One of the core foundations that any community-owned business is built upon is inclusivity. To be a welcoming place for everyone, where all members of the community can access the friendly [...]
Enter our exclusive draw for a chance to win a HF Holidays walking holiday... Plunkett is delighted to announce that it has partnered with co-operative walking holiday company, HF Holidays to offer its supporters the chance to win a three-night guided walking holiday for two people at any of HF Holidays 16 [...]
Supporting community retailing... Plunkett announces new partnership with Bestway Wholesale The Plunkett Foundation is delighted to announce a new charity partnership with Bestway Wholesale, the UK's largest independently owned national wholesaler of food and beverage goods. Bestway has pledged to partner with Plunkett in recognition of their shared commitment to supporting rural [...]
On Monday 10th October a team of ten Thakeham colleagues successfully completed a cycling challenge in aid of Plunkett, raising nearly £4,000 in the process. Cycling between Thakeham’s offices in Billingshurst and Wokingham, the 53.3 mile route took them to three community-owned businesses where the team had an opportunity to meet community business representatives and hear [...]
On Monday 10th October, a team of ten Thakeham colleagues will each be cycling 50 miles to raise money that will help fund Plunkett's work in supporting rural communities to set up and run community-owned businesses. The route that Amanda, Tom, Matt, Matt, Mark, Mark, John, Charlie, Alex and Caspar will be taking [...]
Mel Cooper, manager of the Westbury Community Shop and Cafe, shares why they have started working with a local special needs school, offering work experience to students Earlier this year, we were approached by Furze Down School in Winslow, and asked if we would offer regular work experiences sessions to a group [...]
Plunkett and Meeting Place announce new charity partnership Meeting Place, an integrated communications agency that specialises in the built environment, delivering planning communications and public relations campaigns to create positive change from new developments, and the Plunkett Foundation are delighted to announce a new charitable partnership. As well as raising much needed [...]
As we near our Walk for Plunkett weekend of the 6th to 8th May, Plunkett supporters and colleagues are busy planning their routes and getting in their practise miles in readiness for this year’s Walk for Plunkett campaign. Walk for Plunkett invites you to join us by walking whatever distance you can to raise [...]