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  • July 4, 2019
    How your council can get behind rural community business
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    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
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    Hear how residents in East Morton, Keighley are celebrating the official launch of their community shop.
  • June 27, 2019
    2019 Community Business Networking Events
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    We are excited to announce that Plunkett will be hosting two events later this year for community businesses to...
  • June 24, 2019
    Lord Sainsbury officially opens Candover Village Store
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...
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    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
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    A new guide for community-run post offices has been produced by the Post and Telecoms policy team with the...
  • April 5, 2019
    New colleagues join the team at Plunkett Foundation
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    We’re delighted to welcoming two new members to the team, as Rachel Severn and Phillip Vincent start work at...
  • March 29, 2019
    Calor offers £70,000 of funding for rural community projects
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    Rural community projects throughout England, Scotland and Wales could be eligible to receive grants of up to £5,000 from...
  • March 19, 2019
    Almondsbury Community Shop celebrates 10th birthday
    News, Shops
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    High street stores are struggling but a shop in Almondsbury staffed entirely by volunteers is going from strength to...
  • March 5, 2019
    Community succeeds where Post Office and bankers failed
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    Hear how Dryslwyn Community Shop are providing a vital service to the community.
  • March 1, 2019
    Charlie Luxton announced as Plunkett Foundation's Centenary Ambassador
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    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
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    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
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    Aimee Evans, Project Manager at Plunkett, provides an in-depth round-up of More Than a Pub Live! held in Birmingham.
  • February 11, 2019
    Launch of Community Pubs Membership Network
    Blogs, Pubs
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    After the success of More Than a Pub Live! Membership Officer Tasha Bevan reports back on the launch of...
  • February 5, 2019
    £3.2m Bright Ideas Fund launches to help community business...
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    Locality has announced a new £3.2m Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, funded by Power to Change, to offer tailored...
  • January 23, 2019
    Celebrations as Herefordshire village pub saved by community
    News, Pubs
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    The sale of Orleton's Boot Inn to a Community Benefit Society after it closed for 18 months has been...
  • January 21, 2019
    New research celebrates high impact but reveals worrying decline...
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    Local village shops owned as community businesses are continuing to thrive where private enterprise has failed. However, it is...
  • January 21, 2019
    New research confirms that the community pub sector continues...
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    Local pubs owned as community businesses are continuing to thrive where private enterprise has failed, according to a report...
  • February 19, 2019
    Celebrating 100 years of Rural Community Business
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    2019 is a landmark year for Plunkett Foundation, and indeed the whole community business sector, as it celebrates 100...
  • December 6, 2018
    Rural Community Spirit Celebrated at National Awards Ceremony
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    Community businesses were celebrating with the announcement of this year’s community winners of the Plunkett Foundation’s National Rural Community...
  • December 6, 2018
    New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs
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    A major new funding programme from Power to Change has been announced to help communities seeking to save their...
  • November 30, 2018
    National charity calls for rural businesses to open in...
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    Plunkett Foundation is calling for support for its proposals to help more community businesses to set up and run...
  • November 9, 2018
    Meet our #PlunkettAwards Finalists
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    After much deliberation and debate at our Judging Day, we are pleased to share details of this year’s Rural...
  • October 24, 2018
    Plunkett picks up a Rural Business Award
    Awards, Blogs
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    We are pleased to announce that the Plunkett Foundation team have won a Rural Business Award to add to...
  • October 24, 2018
    Meet this year's #PlunkettAwards sponsors
    Awards, Blogs
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    We are pleased to introduce our Individual Award sponsors and first ‘Gold’ Award’s sponsor for this year's Rural Community...
  • September 6, 2018
    How one Welsh village are successfully running their own...
    Blogs, News
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    We recently caught up with Simon from Cilcain Community Shop in North-East Wales to discuss the work they are...
  • September 3, 2018
    New innovation fund to secure future of places of...
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    Strategic partnership launched to explore innovative new approaches to managing and funding historic places of worship.

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