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Read the latest news from the Plunkett Foundation. To speak to our press office, contact communications@plunkett.co.uk

  • November 26, 2021
    Winners of the Rural Community Business Awards 2021
  • November 25, 2021
    Plunkett commissions Scotland’s Rural College to complete “Cold Spots”...
  • November 24, 2021
    New financial benchmarking resource for community pubs
  • November 9, 2021
    Grants available for community businesses in East Anglia
  • November 5, 2021
    Five ways that community businesses are fighting the climate...
  • October 26, 2021
    More than a Pub Event: Inspiring & Developing Community...
  • October 20, 2021
    Community Pubs and Shops: A Better Form of Business...
  • October 20, 2021
    Introducing the New Community Business Platform
  • October 19, 2021
    Film: Supporting Community Business
  • October 15, 2021
    Launching Plunkett's Community Food Strategy
  • October 7, 2021
    Blenheim sponsors study visit to Oxfordshire Community Pubs
  • October 7, 2021
    Launching the 2021 Community Pubs & Shops: A Better...
  • October 5, 2021
    Creating Fairer Food for All
  • October 4, 2021
    New Autumn & Winter Training Programme
  • October 1, 2021
    Wishing Harriet English all the best for the London...
  • September 23, 2021
    Dame Prue Leith DBE Supports Plunkett's Rural Community Business...
  • September 22, 2021
    Research Opportunity - Understanding Community Business Cold Spot Areas
  • September 21, 2021
    Hopkins Homes pledges £50,000 to extend Hopkins Plunkett Communities...
  • September 13, 2021
    Plunkett Foundation seeks skilled and committed Trustees
  • August 27, 2021
    Adnams join Plunkett to support community-owned pubs
  • August 26, 2021
    More than a Pub - Final Report & Reflections
  • August 3, 2021
    Plunkett sublets surplus office space to enhance financial sustainability
  • July 28, 2021
    Choosing a legal structure
  • Bakery buns
    July 26, 2021
    Church kitchen proves perfect place to bake community’s daily...
  • July 23, 2021
    The Future Needs of the Community Pub Sector
  • July 21, 2021
    Unlocking the potential of community business to boost the...
  • July 16, 2021
    UK Government Community Ownership Fund is now live
  • July 15, 2021
    Plunkett Foundation’s Annual General Meeting 2021
  • June 22, 2021
    Community Spirit & Daily Mirror Readers Secure the Future...
  • June 15, 2021
    Plunkett response to the extension of Covid restrictions in...
  • June 15, 2021
    Celebrate ‘More than a Pint’ on National Beer Day
  • June 14, 2021
    The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021
  • June 8, 2021
    People, community-ownership and taking a moment to say thanks.
  • June 2, 2021
    Plunkett launches hunt for leading woodland social enterprises
  • June 1, 2021
    Celebrating Community Business Volunteers
  • May 28, 2021
    New Summer Training Programme For Community Businesses
  • May 21, 2021
    Help Save the West Midlands’ Iconic Pubs
  • May 20, 2021
    James Alcock: Walk For Plunkett & a heartfelt thank...
  • May 10, 2021
    Support for Scottish Community Businesses
  • April 29, 2021
    Plunkett's commentary on Scottish elections May 2021
  • April 26, 2021
    Join us and Walk for Plunkett
  • April 20, 2021
    Team updates to strengthen community business & advocacy work
  • April 9, 2021
    Harnessing positive environmental impact: Greener Community Business Virtual Summit
  • March 29, 2021
    Impact Report reveals huge growth in demand for community...
  • March 19, 2021
    Funding Friday – raising & managing funds for community...
  • March 12, 2021
    Supporting local fresh food through community farming
  • March 11, 2021
    Plunkett's Budget Briefing For Members - Update
  • March 3, 2021
    Budget Response 2021
  • February 24, 2021
    Save SITR – a Vital Tax Relief for Community...
  • February 22, 2021
    Plunkett calls for a clear Roadmap for reopening Community...
  • February 17, 2021
    Our commitment to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive...
  • February 10, 2021
    Progressing Plunkett's Policy & Advocacy Ambitions
  • February 8, 2021
    Vacancies - Office Administrator & Finance Assistant
  • January 8, 2021
    The latest funding & support for community businesses: a...
  • December 8, 2020
    Local councils encouraged to harness the benefits of community...
  • December 3, 2020
    Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme extended in East of England
  • November 24, 2020
    Major funding boost to support community businesses co-locating in...
  • November 24, 2020
    Creating Community Businesses Alongside Thakeham Homes
  • October 27, 2020
    Community owned pubs and shops show resilience in the...
  • September 29, 2020
    Semley community shop says “thank you” to its Covid...
  • September 24, 2020
    James Alcock: Act Now to Build Back a Better...
  • September 24, 2020
    Call for Government to level-up rural areas to support...
  • September 21, 2020
    New chair takes reins at Plunkett Foundation
  • August 17, 2020
    Helping local councils to harness community spirit
  • August 14, 2020
    Boosting Recovery Support for Community Businesses
  • August 2, 2020
    James Alcock: Supporting Plunkett's rural vision
  • July 23, 2020
    State of Rural Community Business
  • July 22, 2020
    James Alcock: Strengthening Rural Communities across the UK
  • July 2, 2020
    Rural Community Owned Facilities Could Help Boost Post Covid...
  • June 23, 2020
    James Alcock: Reaction to reopening of pubs in England...
  • Isolation
    June 19, 2020
    James Alcock: There is always more we can do...
  • June 15, 2020
    New Programme of Support Now Available in East Anglia
  • June 12, 2020
    James Hopkins: Supporting community businesses in East Anglia
  • June 5, 2020
    Volunteers Week 2020: We must harness the energy and...
  • May 29, 2020
    Update from James Alcock: Support from the Esmée Fairbairn...
  • May 26, 2020
    My Community: The latest tools, tips and ideas to...
  • May 7, 2020
    Update from James Alcock: Ensuring a sustainable recovery
  • May 5, 2020
    The community that opened its own 'crisis community shop'
  • May 1, 2020
    Update from James Alcock: Supporting rural community businesses
  • April 29, 2020
    £12 million Emergency Support Announced
  • April 29, 2020
    Plunkett Foundation: Save our social enterprises
  • April 28, 2020
    New Programme of Support Now Available
  • April 28, 2020
    Statement from wholesaler Booker
  • April 27, 2020
    Tribute to Lady Dunsany
  • April 24, 2020
    Update from James Alcock: A rural renaissance
  • April 17, 2020
    Update for community businesses
  • April 15, 2020
    New membership manager to lead membership strategy and campaigns
  • April 9, 2020
    A message for our community of community businesses
  • April 3, 2020
    The community spirit powering community businesses through the crisis
  • April 3, 2020
    Statement from Bestway Wholesale
  • April 2, 2020
    A thank you and update from our chief executive
  • March 27, 2020
    An update for community businesses
  • March 26, 2020
    An update from Power to Change
  • March 25, 2020
    Response to concerns over supply for rural Community Shops
  • March 24, 2020
    COVID-19: The impact on rural communities
  • March 24, 2020
    Advice and Support Available Now
  • March 21, 2020
    Plunkett's Response to Closure of Pubs and Cafes
  • March 20, 2020
    A message to community businesses
  • March 16, 2020
    Community Business and Coronavirus
  • March 3, 2020
    Community shop manager becomes Plunkett's Community Business Manager