Growing the Community Business Network UK-wide: Understanding the ‘cold spot’ areas where Plunkett Foundation could support more community businesses. Large parts of rural Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the North East of England have been identified as ‘cold spots’ for community-ownership projects supported by the Plunkett Foundation. New research conducted by Scotland’s Rural College [...]
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Nominate our work, helping communities across the UK, to benefit from the Benefact Group's awards Can you help Plunkett win £1,000? Plunkett is calling for nominations to win a £1,000 Movement for Good Award from the Benefact Group. With your help, we could be one of the many good causes [...]
Plunkett Foundation and partners are delighted to launch a new fund - the Community Shares Booster Fund A new fund has launched today to generate further investment that will enable more businesses and communities to flourish. The Community Shares Booster Fund is offering grants and match funding to community businesses in England that are raising [...]
Thank you for joining our walking challenge #WalkForPlunkett Thank you to our 'fundraising friends' for your time and dedication supporting Plunkett’s campaign #WalkForPlunkett 2022. Your efforts and contributions, alongside other individuals, community businesses and members, have raised vital funds that will mean more communities UK-wide can access support from [...]
How establishing the community-owned Anchor Tavern has created an amazing buzz on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. When the idea for creating a community-owned pub in Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute began Jenny O’ Hagan, who lives on the island, had no idea that she’d be involved, nor that she’d [...]
National charity the Plunkett Foundation is seeking up to three skilled and committed Trustees to join its Board. The Plunkett Foundation is a leading UK-wide charity helping rural communities create thriving and inclusive places through promoting and supporting community business; run democratically by members of the community on behalf of the community. [...]
Plunkett Foundation is delighted to launch a new project – I Will - to help community businesses engage, involve and employ young people. Community-owned shops and pubs provide local opportunities – for jobs, training and volunteering. Often the last remaining service in a rural village they provide a place to meet, a focus for [...]
Is your much-loved pub under threat? Do you want to create a community space where all are welcome? Plunkett offers FREE advice and support to community groups in the West Midlands. Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall & Wolverhampton – we’d love to see more communities taking ownership of their much-loved pubs [...]
New helpline number - 01993 630022 Following feedback that our previous telephone number was not as accessible as it should be, we are pleased to launch a new number that will make it simpler and cheaper to contact Plunkett in future. We love hearing how your project is getting on and continue to offer [...]
Alison Macklin, Plunkett's Community Business Manager, outlines the importance of your society’s Model Rules and the benefits of keeping them up-to-date so that they truly reflect your group's activities. Community Benefit Societies are encouraged to make changes to their Model Rules for a variety of reasons: to make them more streamlined or [...]