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Secure the future of rural communities with Plunkett Foundation membership

2020-09-21T08:01:10+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.

Secure the future of rural communities with Plunkett Foundation membership2020-09-21T08:01:10+00:00

Boosting Recovery Support for Community Businesses

2020-08-20T15:33:51+00:00

Plunkett Foundation's head of engagement Harriet English welcomes the support of Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, as the charity gears up its post Covid-19 lockdown support and resources.

Boosting Recovery Support for Community Businesses2020-08-20T15:33:51+00:00

Community shop shows innovation and adaptability to keep serving amid Covid-19

2020-07-02T16:58:50+00:00

As the national lockdown closed the doors of businesses across the country, one newly opened rural community shop in East Yorkshire showed innovation and adaptability to remain open and provide community spirit and vital supplies to those who needed them more than ever.

Community shop shows innovation and adaptability to keep serving amid Covid-192020-07-02T16:58:50+00:00

Community spirit powers lockdown emergency delivery service

2020-06-24T12:48:55+00:00

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 spirit powers lockdown emergency delivery service2020-06-24T12:48:55+00:00

Celebrating the efforts of volunteers during lockdown

2020-06-27T11:38:18+00:00

Volunteers across the UK have been providing critical help to community businesses during lockdown. Plunkett Foundation share some stories to celebrate volunteer efforts as we go into the second week of Co-op Fortnight.

Celebrating the efforts of volunteers during lockdown2020-06-27T11:38:18+00:00

The community that opened its own ‘crisis community shop’

2020-09-08T15:37:40+00:00

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.

The community that opened its own ‘crisis community shop’2020-09-08T15:37:40+00:00