Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, outlines our approach to advocacy work Plunkett Foundation, as a membership body, represents the interests of our membership and the wider community business sector through our policy and advocacy work. This includes responding to consultations, submitting evidence to committees and directly engaging with stakeholders [...]
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Plunkett Foundation’s Annual General Meeting took place online on Wednesday 14 July 2021. Chaired by Stephen Nicol, Plunkett Foundation’s Chair of Trustees, the meeting was attended by 65 members and supporters from across the community business sector. Read a brief summary of the events of the meeting below. Plunkett's [...]
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.
Plunkett calls for barriers to government-backed loan schemes to be removed for community and social enterprisesClaire Spendley2021-01-19T13:55:39+00:00
Today Plunkett, along with other social enterprise support organisations, is responding to information provided by our members in a recent survey on COVID-19 financial support, led by UnLtd. Together we are working to influence the government to ensure that the support packages can work for you. We know that community [...]
The UK hospitality industry provides around 3 million jobs and generates £130 billion, resulting in £38bn in taxation. However, unlike the Arts or Sports, there is no dedicated Minister for Hospitality. In light of the increasing challenges faced by the hospitality sector during the pandemic, there are now calls for such a Minister to [...]
The cusp of any new year is an opportunity to look forward with renewed hope, positivity and anticipation - and this year is no exception. Based on the extraordinary events of 2020, and truly spectacular response of rural community businesses, I can clearly see the opportunities for community businesses in 2021 - new and [...]
Plunkett pushes for community business to be at the heart of Scottish Government’s five-year research strategyClaire Spendley2020-12-15T12:05:15+00:00
The Scottish Government recently published a Draft Strategy for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research that will run from 2022-2027. This is an ambitious multidisciplinary programme with a budget of around £48 million a year. Its programme is divided into five main themes: Plant and animal health Sustainable food system and supply Human impacts [...]