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.
Free online event showcasing inspirational communities making their local areas better through business.
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.
Plunkett Foundation chief executive James Alcock welcomes the widespread support for our Vision for a Post Covid Rural Recovery
Plunkett Foundation chief executive James Alcock looks ahead to a rural renaissance as he introduces Plunkett's Rural Vision.
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.
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.
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.
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.