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Plunkett Foundation seeks temporary data admin support post

2022-05-26T12:43:33+00:00

Plunkett Foundation is recruiting for a temporary post to complete a short-term data project over the summer. No prior experience or knowledge of the community business sector is required. The post has been created to support our data manager and will work on our Keep it in the Community (KIITC) project. KIITC helps local [...]

Plunkett Foundation seeks temporary data admin support post2022-05-26T12:43:33+00:00

A review of the Queen’s Speech

2022-05-13T09:00:07+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, provides a response to the Queen's Speech Whilst the sight of Prince Charles delivering the speech to mark the State Opening of Parliament earlier this week; in place of the Queen, offered a unique sight for spectators of this grand ceremony there wasn’t actually [...]

A review of the Queen’s Speech2022-05-13T09:00:07+00:00

Focus Groups for Community Pubs and Shops

2022-04-28T11:39:53+00:00

Join our Focus Groups for Community Pubs and Shops As part of this year's Better Business research, we will be running a series of focus groups for community shops and pubs, to feed into our annual state of the sector reports. This is a chance for you committee members, staff and volunteers to hear [...]

Focus Groups for Community Pubs and Shops2022-04-28T11:39:53+00:00

Impact report shows more people than ever before are interested in setting up a community business

2022-04-01T08:50:39+00:00

Plunkett Foundation’s 2021 Impact Report reveals that the number of community businesses has continued to rise, in spite of the disruption of the pandemic. The report also shows that more people than ever before are now interested in setting up a community business, with over 300 communities across the UK getting in touch with [...]

Impact report shows more people than ever before are interested in setting up a community business2022-04-01T08:50:39+00:00

Two new trustees join the Plunkett Foundation

2022-03-22T17:07:51+00:00

Ruth McAreavey and Adrian Smith have joined the Plunkett Foundation board of trustees at a really critical time, as Plunkett prepares to launch a new 5 year strategy for the Foundation later in the year. Both trustees bring a wealth of experience and relevant expertise to the board, as well as a deep understanding [...]

Two new trustees join the Plunkett Foundation2022-03-22T17:07:51+00:00

Plunkett Foundation launches annual Better Business surveys

2022-04-20T08:35:45+00:00

Plunkett Foundation has launched this year's Better Business surveys for community pubs and shops. The Better Business reports are respected state of the sector research that has been completed annually since 2013. Responses to the Better Business surveys are so valuable - to Plunkett and the sector - because: They give an up to [...]

Plunkett Foundation launches annual Better Business surveys2022-04-20T08:35:45+00:00

Levelling Up White Paper and community-owned businesses

2022-03-25T09:04:57+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, shares his reflections on the Levelling Up White Paper and what it means for community-owned businesses We are nearly a fortnight on from the publication of the Government’s much talked about Levelling Up White Paper, a document packed full of detail and spread over [...]

Levelling Up White Paper and community-owned businesses2022-03-25T09:04:57+00:00

James Alcock, Plunkett Foundation CEO responds to the news of Vidhya Alakeson leaving Power to Change

2022-02-10T16:11:54+00:00

Having supported the development of Power to Change even prior to its launch in 2015, and worked closely with its team ever since, we are proud of our association with Power to Change and how it has grown to become a leading organisation promoting and representing community businesses England-wide. The constant link between our [...]

James Alcock, Plunkett Foundation CEO responds to the news of Vidhya Alakeson leaving Power to Change2022-02-10T16:11:54+00:00

A message from James Alcock, Plunkett Foundation CEO on New Years Eve

2021-12-31T09:41:00+00:00

Looking back over the past year, I can say with absolute sincerity, that this has been the proudest period of my time at Plunkett Foundation - working with an extraordinarily talented and committed team of staff, trustees and advisers, and an equally passionate and committed network of community businesses who work tirelessly to support people most in need. In such testing times, when it would have been easier for Plunkett and community businesses to withdraw or retreat from service delivery, we have seen the opposite, with community businesses stepping up to expand their activities, and Plunkett similarly diversifying and growing its own support.

A message from James Alcock, Plunkett Foundation CEO on New Years Eve2021-12-31T09:41:00+00:00

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: Reflections from the Plunkett Foundation

2021-11-15T16:03:21+00:00

An overview of relevant announcements and updates for our members: First 21 projects awarded support from the Community Ownership Fund announced First 105 projects awarded support from the Levelling Up Fund announced No update provided on the UK Community Renewal Fund (the pre-cursor to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the replacement programme for [...]

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: Reflections from the Plunkett Foundation2021-11-15T16:03:21+00:00