Rural communities, across England, seeking to safeguard essential local services will benefit from new funding awarded to the Plunkett Foundation by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Plunkett Foundation, a charity which supports people in rural areas to set up and run resilient, thriving and inclusive [...]
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Celebrating the UK’s Best Community-owned Businesses Twenty-four community-owned businesses from across the UK have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Rural Community Business Awards. From a small island shop, a country market, rare-breed farm to a host of much-loved, thriving community pubs – a wide range of community-owned businesses have been recognised [...]
Cheers to the Success of Community Businesses in the East of England. Six community-owned businesses are celebrating awards success after they were announced as ‘winners’ at the Denbury Plunkett Communities Awards. The success of community-owned businesses across the East of England was celebrated at a packed Locks Inn, a community-owned pub in Geldeston [...]
New research, from the Plunkett Foundation's 'A Better Form of Business' reports, reveals strong community business growth and a growing movement of rural community grassroots campaigners. Despite extremely difficult trading conditions, the courage of rural communities is creating business growth where commercial companies fail. UK charity the Plunkett Foundation has published today, [...]
Voting is now open for the Denbury Plunkett Communities Awards 2022 Recognising the very best community businesses in the East of England. We're delighted to announce that our shortlisted award winners have now been decided and voting for the Denbury Plunkett Communities Awards is now open! These new awards, supported by Denbury Charitable [...]
A new strategy to grow the community business sector has been launched today by the Plunkett Foundation. The five year strategy aims to grow the number of rural businesses in community-ownership, across the UK by 20% by 2026. Increasing them in number from 627 to 752 trading rural community-owned businesses in that period. Plunkett [...]
We are greatly saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We send our deepest condolences to His Majesty the King and the Royal Family on the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen. It is with profound gratitude that we remember her unwavering commitment to our country. [...]
Launching the Rural Community Business Awards To recognise and celebrate the community-owned businesses and their volunteers that go that extra mile to help their communities Plunkett Foundation is launching its annual Rural Community Business Awards. Across the UK a growing number of 800 community-owned businesses are creating resilient, thriving and inclusive rural towns and [...]
Community-owned businesses offer work and training that can be a lifeline to young people in remote and isolated rural communities. Ferne Scriven and Alison Macklin, from Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village Shop, describe the benefits of young people supporting their local community business. For many years Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village community-owned shop, in [...]
We’re seeking to recognise the very best community businesses in the East of England. The Plunkett Foundation is delighted to announce a new awards scheme – the Denbury Plunkett Communities Awards - that celebrate and reward community-owned businesses in the East of England that go the extra mile to help their communities and those [...]