Amidst the cost of living and energy price crises and at a time when Plunkett’s community business helpline is needed most, Garfield Weston has offered its support to the charity to meet high demand for advice and support. Groups at any stage of their journey; from new start projects working towards community-ownership, to established and experienced businesses will be able to access free one-to-one support from Plunkett thanks to Garfield Weston’s funding.
Plunkett’s renowned community business support service has become limited in recent times because of a reduction in funding. The services have also often been deployed in line with specific projects – targeting set geographies, or businesses types for example. Garfield Weston recognised the impact that these limitations are having on a sector that needs to be able to access the best support around. A one-year funding package from Garfield Weston will protect Plunkett’s core ‘end-to-end’ business support service, meaning that the team can get on with helping groups to mitigate the challenges they are currently facing.