Awards sponsorship

This year, we are offering organisations the chance to become one of our Rural Community Business Awards sponsors.

We are proud and delighted to be working once again with Hastoe Housing Association as our headline sponsor, with the awards also made possible through the continued support Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for being key supporters and sponsors of the awards

Watch our short video to see how award winners were celebrated last year

Supporters of the awards

The awards are made possible due to the support and sponsorship of a number of organisations

Headline sponsors

We are proud and delighted to be working once again with Hastoe Housing Association as our headline sponsor.

Established by the Sutton Dwellings Trust in 1962, Hastoe now owns and manages over 7,500 homes in over 70 local authority areas. Our homes are spread across the south of England from Norfolk down to Cornwall. After almost 30 years of supporting rural communities, we are the leading specialist rural housing association. We specialise in providing sustainable, affordable homes to enable local people to remain within their communities.

The awards are also being sponsored as part of a programme of work we are delivering for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which aims to inspire even more groups to take up the opportunity of community business.

Award sponsors

The following organisations are kindly sponsoring individual awards.

Diversifying to Make a Difference

As a lender and manager of funds, BCRS Business Loans is committed to providing viable SMEs with access to finance through dedicated Business Loan Funds. We provide loans from £10,000 to £150,000

One to Watch

The Retail Mutual is dedicated to providing an alternative to traditional insurance for the independent retail community. We exist to help give you peace of mind and are passionate about protecting the independent retail businesses on our high streets.

Investing in Local People

Suma is a wholefood collective founded in 1977 by a liberally-minded group of people who believed there was a better way, and actively set out to create it. Today we are stronger than ever. We deliver over 7000 vegetarian, natural, responsibly sourced products to businesses and communities across the UK and internationally. We are one of the largest co-operatives of our kind in Europe, working together to improve our society and support our suppliers and customers.

People’s choice

Established by the Sutton Dwellings Trust in 1962, Hastoe now owns and manages over 7,500 homes in over 70 local authority areas. Our homes are spread across the south of England from Norfolk down to Cornwall. After almost 30 years of supporting rural communities, we are the leading specialist rural housing association. We specialise in providing sustainable, affordable homes to enable local people to remain within their communities.

Community Story of the Year

Triodos Bank’s mission is to help create a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all. Since 1980, our sustainable financial products have enabled individuals and organisations to use their money in ways that benefit people and the environment.

There’s still time to sponsor an award – get in touch!

We are looking for organisations to sponsor the following awards:

  • Connecting the Community
  • The Horace Plunkett Better Business Award

If you would like to find out more about what we offer in return for sponsorship, please contact phillip.vincent@plunkett.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1993 810730