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Support for Scottish Community Businesses

2021-05-10T13:19:50+00:00

Making it easy to access community business support Across Scotland, there is growing interest in community businesses. A type of business that gives the residents of villages and towns the opportunity to safeguard essential services as well as offering communities the chance to develop exciting new assets. To date in [...]

Support for Scottish Community Businesses2021-05-10T13:19:50+00:00

Plunkett’s commentary on Scottish elections May 2021

2021-05-10T11:29:41+00:00

Ahead of the Scottish elections on Thursday 6 May, our Head of Policy, Chris Cowcher sets out the commitments we expect from all parties to help the community-owned business sector in Scotland to grow and flourish. In Scotland, Plunkett is currently working with 74 community businesses, including 25 shops, 13 woodlands, 10 [...]

Plunkett’s commentary on Scottish elections May 20212021-05-10T11:29:41+00:00

Harnessing positive environmental impact: Greener Community Business Virtual Summit

2021-04-20T09:23:18+00:00

Becoming a member of the Plunkett Foundation means you join a growing number of like minded people and organisations all working together to help communities set up and run community businesses as a way of overcoming a range of challenges. Plunkett's membership manager Claire Spendley looks at the benefits of joining a gorwing number o like-minded people and organisations.

Harnessing positive environmental impact: Greener Community Business Virtual Summit2021-04-20T09:23:18+00:00

Impact Report reveals huge growth in demand for community businesses

2021-04-07T12:09:31+00:00

    2020 Plunkett Impact Report National charity the Plunkett Foundation releases its 2020 Impact Report revealing a huge growth in demand for support to help communities save essential local services. With thousands of households and communities struggling to come to terms with the impacts of the Covid crisis, community businesses offer a [...]

Impact Report reveals huge growth in demand for community businesses2021-04-07T12:09:31+00:00

Funding Friday – raising & managing funds for community businesses

2021-03-22T07:59:36+00:00

Becoming a member of the Plunkett Foundation means you join a growing number of like minded people and organisations all working together to help communities set up and run community businesses as a way of overcoming a range of challenges. Plunkett's membership manager Claire Spendley looks at the benefits of joining a gorwing number o like-minded people and organisations.

Funding Friday – raising & managing funds for community businesses2021-03-22T07:59:36+00:00

Supporting local fresh food through community farming

2021-03-12T16:24:32+00:00

As the new hand book ‘Roots to Wellbeing The role of Woodland Social Enterprises for Nature, Health and Wellbeing’ is published, Michéal Connors of the Natural Academy, looks at the wellbeing power of trees and woodlands.

Supporting local fresh food through community farming2021-03-12T16:24:32+00:00

Plunkett’s Budget Briefing For Members – Update

2021-03-11T11:15:52+00:00

Plunkett adviser Alan Collard explores and explains the Public Works Loan Board, which gives town and parish councils (in England) and town and community councils (in Wales), the ability to borrow large sums, for long periods, at historically low and fixed interest rates.

Plunkett’s Budget Briefing For Members – Update2021-03-11T11:15:52+00:00