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.
Groups and organisations seeking support from Plunkett can access:
If you are considering setting up a community-owned business, or are involved in an established community business but need advice, please contact us to see how we can help. To be eligible for Plunkett support you will need to be able to demonstrate how your project will impact your local community and how you are involving local residents in your activities, but we will talk you through the process.
The majority of Plunkett Foundation support is free to community business projects across the UK, thanks to a wide range of funders and trusts.
For those groups ineligible for free support we offer a range of ‘paid for’ consultancy services with discounts for members. If you need to cover the costs of our business advice within a funding proposal – we can help. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org