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£3.2m Bright Ideas Fund launches to help community business start-ups in England

2019-02-05T09:52:03+00:00

Locality has announced a new £3.2m Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, funded by Power to Change, to offer tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to 150 groups to develop their projects.

£3.2m Bright Ideas Fund launches to help community business start-ups in England2019-02-05T09:52:03+00:00

New research celebrates high impact but reveals worrying decline in rural shops economy

2019-01-21T08:58:56+00:00

Local village shops owned as community businesses are continuing to thrive where private enterprise has failed. However, it is not all good news as the report highlights a reduction in the number of community shops open and trading for the first time since records began.

New research celebrates high impact but reveals worrying decline in rural shops economy2019-01-21T08:58:56+00:00

New research confirms that the community pub sector continues to thrive

2019-01-21T08:59:59+00:00

Local pubs owned as community businesses are continuing to thrive where private enterprise has failed, according to a report by the Plunkett Foundation.

New research confirms that the community pub sector continues to thrive2019-01-21T08:59:59+00:00

National charity calls for rural businesses to open in places of worship

2018-11-30T15:51:38+00:00

Plunkett Foundation is calling for support for its proposals to help more community businesses to set up and run within rural places of worship.

National charity calls for rural businesses to open in places of worship2018-11-30T15:51:38+00:00

Cornwall community shop celebrates after challenging year

2018-07-24T09:19:34+00:00

September 2016 was a very difficult time for Blisland Community shop and café. On 7 September, the existing Committee stood down and a new Committee made up of locals with business experience was appointed.

Cornwall community shop celebrates after challenging year2018-07-24T09:19:34+00:00

National report shows community shops as lifeline to remote villages across the UK

2018-07-24T09:19:27+00:00

These are some of the findings from a new report ‘Community Shops: A better form of business’ which provides a comprehensive look into the research available on the performance and impact of community shops in the UK. Published on 5 July 2017 by Plunkett Foundation, the leading support organisation for community shops which has been promoting co-operation in rural communities for nearly 100 years

National report shows community shops as lifeline to remote villages across the UK2018-07-24T09:19:27+00:00

Join our online network

2018-10-10T12:10:44+00:00

If you are involved with your local community shop or co-operative pub and would like to talk to people from similar enterprises on a national scale, the Facebook networking groups are ideal for you. We know that a lot of our members would like somewhere to discuss ideas together, in a friendly and safe environment, so the community shop and co-operative pub online networking groups are the perfect opportunity.

Join our online network2018-10-10T12:10:44+00:00

Communities continue to co-operate highlights national report launched

2018-07-24T09:18:46+00:00

Two comprehensive reports on community shops and co-operative pubs have been published (5 July 2017) by Plunkett Foundation, the leading support organisation for community-owned shops and pubs which has been promoting co-operation in rural communities for nearly 100 years. The reports, titled ‘Community Shops: A better form of business’ and ‘Co-operative Pubs: A better form of business,’ provide the most comprehensive research available on the performance and impact of these enterprises. 

Communities continue to co-operate highlights national report launched2018-07-24T09:18:46+00:00