How we help

Our support for rural communities across the UK to set up a community business

We provide practical advice, support and training to help communities establish and run successful community businesses with long-term survival rates. Plunkett defines a community business as being locally rooted, trading for the benefit of the local area, and as being accountable to the community and having broad community impact. The links below sets out the support available from the Plunkett Foundation.

Please note: To be eligible for Plunkett support you will need to be able to demonstrate how your project/business represents your local community and how you are involving local residents in your activities.

Our support for new community businesses


Our support for existing community businesses


Supporting communities to save their local shop

Community shops

We can support you to save your local pub

Community pubs

Supporting communities in England to save their pub

More than a Pub

Making Local Woods Work


Our reducing rural loneliness campaign


How we champion rural causes across the UK

Rural voice

Information Hub

View our latest reports and resources supporting new and existing community businesses across the UK.

Visit the Information Hub