The Combined Authority’s Market Towns Programme Phase 2 emerged in continuation of the Combined Authority’s work to tackle the long-standing challenges surrounding market towns, with a particular focus on strengthening local communities and supporting the social enterprise ecosystem in the market towns and associated villages.
Phase 2 has three grant programmes – geared to supporting:
(1) Community ownership of local businesses
(2) Social enterprise hubs
(3) a STEM exhibition programme.
The work in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation supports Social Enterprise in Towns and Villages.
The project runs until April 2025.
Interested groups should contact The Plunkett Foundation via the following: