News

Read about the latest news and blogs from Plunkett Foundation

Filter - All
Awards
Blogs
Campaign
General
News
Pubs
Shops
  • November 13, 2019
    Plunkett calls for a new rural strategy as part...
    General, News
    0
    The Rural Coalition is an alliance of thirteen national organisations who have come together with a shared vision of...
  • 2018 Winners
    November 7, 2019
    Community shops, pubs, farms and a woodland among Plunkett...
    Awards, News
    0
    TWENTY ONE community-owned businesses from across the UK are finalists for national awards to recognise some of the most...
  • October 31, 2019
    Health and wellbeing benefits of woodlands revealed in new...
    News, Woodland, Woodlands
    0
    Forests and woodlands are bringing wide benefits in education, health and wellbeing to individuals and whole communities according to...
  • October 15, 2019
    Better forms of business - two reports, one good...
    Blogs, News
    0
    James Alcock, Executive Director of the Plunkett Foundation, welcomes "the very healthy state of community businesses."
  • October 22, 2019
    Book your place now for Plunkett’s major Community Business...
    News
    0
    13.11.19 Community business groups across the north of England have the opportunity to share their experiences and benefit from...
  • October 3, 2019
    Becoming a winner - the Rural Community Awards
    Awards, Community shop, News, Plunkett Awards, Shop, Uncategorized
    0
    Ahead of the 2019 Rural Community Awards past winners have been reflecting on what their awards mean to them....
  • October 3, 2019
    Becoming an inspiration - the Rural Community Awards
    Awards, Community shop, General, News, Plunkett Awards, Shop, Shops
    0
    It's almost upon us - the Plunkett Foundation's Rural Community Awards 2019 - an annual celebration of the achievements...
  • September 30, 2019
    A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s...
    Blogs, Community shop, Shop, Shops
    0
    It was late afternoon in the summer holidays, when we visited to meet with Kate, and volunteers behind the...
  • October 15, 2019
    Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures
    Blogs, Community pub, Community shop, Pub, Pubs, Shop, Shops
    0
    The Plunkett Foundation releases the 2019 ‘Better form of Business Reports’ on Community Pubs and Community ShopsAcross the UK...
  • September 27, 2019
    A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside...
    Blogs, Community shop, Shop, Shops
    0
    On the 14th August, a very wet day for the season, Aimee Evans from Plunkett and Helen Fagan, grants...
  • September 27, 2019
    A visit to Tackley village shop with The Prince’s...
    News, Shop, Shops
    0
    Our next stop was Tackley village shop, where we met with Barbie and Andrew. Tackley are busy updating and...
  • November 6, 2019
    Rural Community Business Awards 2019
    Awards, Community pub, Community shop, Events
    0
    27.11.19 Join us for a celebration of the most inspiring community owned enterprises this year
  • October 10, 2019
    Book your place now for Plunkett’s ambitious Community Business...
    News, Uncategorized
    0
    Community business groups are invited to book their place at Plunkett event which promises speed networking, practical training sessions...
  • July 22, 2019
    Search for the most inspiring rural community businesses of...
    Awards, News
    0
    Plunkett launches seventh national awards ceremony which will showcase the most inspiring enterprises owned and run by rural communities...
  • July 19, 2019
    Community businesses urged to apply for share of Bright...
    News
    0
    The fund offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to community groups, associations and organisations across England...
  • July 31, 2019
    How your council can get behind rural community business
    General, News
    0
    Many rural parish and town councils will be familiar with the challenge of retaining local services such as shops...
  • June 28, 2019
    Community shop from the block
    General, News, Shops
    0
    Hear how residents in East Morton, Keighley are celebrating the official launch of their community shop.
  • June 27, 2019
    2019 Community Business Networking Events
    General, News, Pubs, Shops
    0
    We are excited to announce that Plunkett will be hosting two events later this year for community businesses to...
  • October 7, 2019
    Lord Sainsbury officially opens Candover Village Store
    News, Shops
    0
    Hear about the latest community shop to open in Hampshire following an opening ceremony with Lord Sainsbury.
  • June 19, 2019
    £2.2 million round of funding for community pubs
    General, News, Pubs
    0
    Plunkett Foundation has announced the return of the 'More than a Pub' programme; a new round of support and...
  • June 6, 2019
    Spotlight on support for community shops
    Blogs, General
    0
    Aimee Evans shares how recent funding received will enable Plunkett to provide the expertise and support community shops need...
  • June 4, 2019
    Funding announced to support rural community businesses
    General, News
    0
    We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund to provide support and training...
  • May 10, 2019
    Celebrations as The Shrewsbury Arms in Staffordshire is saved...
    News, Pubs
    0
    A much-loved pub in the heart of Kingstone, Staffordshire is now under community ownership following a 6-month campaign by...
  • May 1, 2019
    What you need to know to set up a...
    General, News, Shops
    0
    A new guide for community-run post offices has been produced by the Post and Telecoms policy team with the...
  • March 29, 2019
    Calor offers £70,000 of funding for rural community projects
    General, News
    0
    Rural community projects throughout England, Scotland and Wales could be eligible to receive grants of up to £5,000 from...
  • March 5, 2019
    Community succeeds where Post Office and bankers failed
    Blogs, News, Shops
    0
    Hear how Dryslwyn Community Shop are providing a vital service to the community.
  • March 19, 2019
    Almondsbury Community Shop celebrates 10th birthday
    News, Shops
    0
    High street stores are struggling but a shop in Almondsbury staffed entirely by volunteers is going from strength to...
  • March 1, 2019
    Charlie Luxton announced as Plunkett Foundation's Centenary Ambassador
    Campaign, General, News
    0
    Plunkett Foundation is welcoming the appointment of Charlie Luxton in a new ambassador role as part of the charity’s...
  • March 1, 2019
    Government urged to produce rural strategy ahead of Brexit
    General, News
    0
    Plunkett Foundation fully supports Rural Services Network (RSN) call on Government to rural proof polices before Brexit.
  • February 21, 2019
    More Than a Pub Live! round-up
    Blogs, News, Pubs
    0
    Aimee Evans, Project Manager at Plunkett, provides an in-depth round-up of More Than a Pub Live! held in Birmingham.

Need some help?

If you are interested in learning more about community business, the support we have available and the work we do supporting rural communities across the UK, please do contact us and we will get back in touch very shortly.

Contact us