Plans for 2020 have and will keep significantly altering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and as community businesses adapt to trading in a constantly shifting ‘new normal’, it’s vital they are supported through the challenging times to come.
From dealing with devastating floods to generating their own renewable energy, tackling rural isolation to becoming digitally connected, community businesses in rural areas face specific challenges and opportunities, on top of those created by the coronavirus crisis.
The Plunkett Foundation’s vision for a Covid-19 rural recovery is ambitious, innovative and most importantly embraces what makes community businesses unique – their ability to adapt to the needs of their communities. They have a significant role to play in helping rural economies recover and I’m delighted to see that reflected in the Plunkett Foundation’s priorities.
CEO, Power to Change