The Rural Coalition is an alliance of thirteen national organisations who have come together with a shared vision of a living, working countryside.
TWENTY ONE community-owned businesses from across the UK are finalists for national awards to recognise some of the most inspiring enterprises of their kind.
Forests and woodlands are bringing wide benefits in education, health and wellbeing to individuals and whole communities according to a report published today.
James Alcock, Executive Director of the Plunkett Foundation, welcomes "the very healthy state of community businesses."
13.11.19 Community business groups across the north of England have the opportunity to share their experiences and benefit from practical training at a key networking event coming up in Leeds.
Ahead of the 2019 Rural Community Awards past winners have been reflecting on what their awards mean to them. In 2018 the Slapton Community Shop in Devon won the ‘Community Story of the Year’ Award. The award recognised the much deeper role the shop plays in supporting individuals and community life. Tracie Lange, [...]
It's almost upon us - the Plunkett Foundation's Rural Community Awards 2019 - an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses across the UK and a chance to inspire others. But what does it mean to be one of the recipients? Abi Johnson of Talking Shop in Oxfordshire, winner of the [...]
Our next stop was Tackley village shop, where we met with Barbie and Andrew. Tackley are busy updating and refurbishing their shop, which opened in 2004.
Community business groups are invited to book their place at Plunkett event which promises speed networking, practical training sessions and discussions on topical issues.
Plunkett launches seventh national awards ceremony which will showcase the most inspiring enterprises owned and run by rural communities across the UK.