Ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections on Thursday 6 May, our Head of Policy, Chris Cowcher sets out the commitments we expect from those elected to help the community-owned business sector in Wales to grow and flourish. Plunkett already offers our support services to the existing 21 community shops, 10 community pubs [...]
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Coronavirus: A message to community businesses from James Alcock, Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation.
2020 Plunkett Impact Report National charity the Plunkett Foundation releases its 2020 Impact Report revealing a huge growth in demand for support to help communities save essential local services. With thousands of households and communities struggling to come to terms with the impacts of the Covid crisis, community businesses offer a [...]
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.
As the new hand book ‘Roots to Wellbeing The role of Woodland Social Enterprises for Nature, Health and Wellbeing’ is published, Michéal Connors of the Natural Academy, looks at the wellbeing power of trees and woodlands.
Plunkett’s response to the government’s Right to Regenerate proposals The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published proposals for a new “Right to Regenerate”, that reforms the existing Right to Contest, with the aim of making it easier to challenge councils and other public organisations to release land for redevelopment, helping [...]
Plunkett adviser Alan Collard explores and explains the Public Works Loan Board, which gives town and parish councils (in England) and town and community councils (in Wales), the ability to borrow large sums, for long periods, at historically low and fixed interest rates.
Campaigning to save Community Pubs Join our campaign to help save local pubs through community ownership. With thousands of pubs across the UK closing or under threat we need to take action now to help them survive. Community owned pubs offer a real life-line to those who want to [...]
With the roadmap for reopening the economy to be announced today Plunkett is calling on government to offer support, regardless of reopening dates, to help community businesses survive.