How to raise the money needed to set up a Community Pub

  • Start: 10th October, 2018 at 11:00am

  • End: 10th October, 2018 at 3:30pm

The Abax Stadium (Peterborough United Football Club), London Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AL

If an average pint costs £3.60, how much money are you going to need to buy the pub? This FREE event aims to explore the funding and investment opportunities available to your community group.

“I come from a culture where the pub is the centre of the community. The pub is the Internet. It’s where information is gathered, collated and addressed.” Rhys Ifans, Actor

Pull up a chair, grab yourself a drink and join in the conversations about funding and investment as part of our More Than a Pub programme event in Peterborough. We’ll be bringing all of our ideas to the table and thinking about the different ways groups can fundraise to save their local.

  • Gather with others in the same position as you, who are looking to raise money to buy the pub as a community

  • Collate ideas from pub groups that have succeeded in raising funds

  • Address your own stumbling blocks and find out what you could do in your community

This interactive session will not only be an opportunity to learn from the vast expertise of people who have been through the process already, but will offer an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the needs and concerns of your own community pub business. A free lunch will be provided and there will be lots of opportunity for the conversation to flow with others as part of a small group.


  • 11am Arrive and register

  • 11.30am Welcome

  • 11.40am Case study and overview of More Than a Pub funding and other funding opportunities beyond the programme

  • 12.00pm Interactive session

  • 1.00pm Lunch

  • 1.45pm Interactive session

  • 3.10pm Round up

  • 3.30pm Event close

Key contributors on the day
  • Aimee Evans (Plunkett Foundation) will Chair the event

  • Sarah Taylor (Plunkett Foundation) will lead on the event organisation

  • Sarah Vogel (PDA Ltd.) will be the lead facilitator for the event

  • Louise Turner (Plunkett Foundation) will be scribing at the event

  • Julia Moore and Fiona Kenworthy (The Cross Keys, Redgrave) will be case study speakers and interactive session guests

  • Marvin Symes (Plunkett Adviser) will be an interactive session host

  • Dave Hollings (The Dog Inn and Co-operative and Mutual Solutions) will be an interactive session guest

  • Alan Collard (Plunkett Adviser and The Green Man, Toppesfield) will be an interactive session host

  • Phil Harriss (Plunkett Adviser and The Kings Arms, Shouldham) will be an interactive session host

  • Lesley Wright (White Horse, Church Fenton) will be an interactive session guest

  • Sally Soady (Plunkett Adviser and The Anglers Rest, Bamford) will be an interactive session host

  • Charlotte Foster (Plunkett Adviser) will be an interactive session host

This event is aimed at groups exploring the finance options available for purchasing their local pub for the community. It will be particularly relevant to those who are in a position to apply for funding or begin fundraising activities in order to bring the pub into community ownership. We would welcome attendance from pub groups already up and running however, as places are limited, priority will be given to groups that are some way through the process of buying their pub and are looking to secure investment and funding.

Book your place for this FREE event here


Please email Sarah at sarah.taylor@plunkett.co.uk or call us on 01993 810730

If you’re unable to join us on the day, please do give us a call on 01993 810 730. Our friendly team are happy to talk through your idea and would love to hear from you, whatever stage you’re at. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email us at info@plunkett.co.uk.

Yes, please book no later than 5pm on Wednesday 3rd October. Places for this event are limited and available on a first come, first served basis so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This event is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, and is delivered by Plunkett Foundation. It is part of More Than A Pub: The Community Pub Business Support programme, a unique two-year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England. For more information about the programme, please click here: https://plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub/