Plunkett Foundation launches new ‘Ripple Effect’ report, in partnership with the Co-op
Across the country community businesses have been proving their ability to innovate and be adaptable during the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is the story of a Shropshire community shop which helped the most vulnerable people keep connected and supplied over the twelve weeks that the shop had to close its doors.
Community shops can sometimes take months, even years, to go from the initial idea to opening the doors. But in Brent Knoll, Somerset, when the coronavirus crisis struck the community decided they needed the shop immediately - and managed to open their 'emergency shop' shop in days.
Reaction from Plunektt Foundation chief executive James Alcock to the announcement that pubs and other businesses will reopen in England from 4 July.
Plunektt Foundation chief executive James Alcock marks Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 by considering what more can be done at this time to help those experiencing loneliness.
Together Hopkins and Plunkett are responding to the current crisis and supporting community businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and rural Essex to recover and thrive during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Plunkett's Chief Executive James Alcock calls for the renewed energy and spirit of volunteering seen amid the Covid-19 crisis to be harnessed for the future.
Plunkett has secured continued support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which will be used to underpin the next stage in the delivery of our five year strategy.
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In an open letter signed by the 13 organisations of The Rural Coalition to Defra secretary George Eustice, we are urging the government to rural proof any recovery strategy.