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.
The sale of Orleton's Boot Inn to a Community Benefit Society after it closed for 18 months has been completed.
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.
Local pubs owned as community businesses are continuing to thrive where private enterprise has failed, according to a report by the Plunkett Foundation.
2019 is a landmark year for Plunkett Foundation, and indeed the whole community business sector, as it celebrates 100 years of supporting Rural Community Business.
Community businesses were celebrating with the announcement of this year’s community winners of the Plunkett Foundation’s National Rural Community Ownership Awards.
A major new funding programme from Power to Change has been announced to help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership.
Plunkett Foundation is calling for support for its proposals to help more community businesses to set up and run within rural places of worship.
We recently caught up with Simon from Cilcain Community Shop in North-East Wales to discuss the work they are doing as a successful community shop.