Amberley Community Shop and Cafe
One such enterprise who has benefited from Plunkett and Benefact Trust’s partnership is Amberley Shop and Café in Gloucestershire.
When the last shop in the village closed in 2017, the community held a meeting with the idea of establishing a new hub. The plan was for something which could be sustainably run and would provide, among other things, a place to meet, employment opportunities for the community, and a shop selling quality local produce.
Various venues were looked at before an agreement was made with the Holy Trinity Church in the village. Thanks to support from Benefact Trust, Plunkett, and the tireless work of locals the shop opened in June 2023 and so far, the results are overwhelmingly positive.