Shaped by our members and other stakeholders, Plunkett’s Rural Vision looks to the future, outlining what communities across the UK will need to recover from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and what role Plunkett and community businesses might play to make this vision a reality. It emphasises that there is now an ideal opportunity to build the resilience of rural community, and address existing vulnerabilities in the system which were highlighted during the crisis, going beyond a ‘recovery’ and looking towards a broader ‘rural renaissance’.

Our vision for a stronger, more resilient future for rural communities focuses on five central opportunities:

  • Leading the way in the re-localisation of supply chains, including supply of local food
  • Unleashing the potential to boost employment and training opportunities

  • Enhancing business performance and customer retention through digital technologies

  • Refreshing and diversifying the volunteer network

  • Harnessing positive environmental impact through community business

Be a part of our Rural Vision. Get in touch with Plunkett today at info@plunkett.co.uk or by calling 01993 810730.

“These are the opportunities which we are urging individuals, communities, organisations as well as local and national government to grasp with both hands – whether through existing community businesses or by establishing and supporting new initiatives.”

James Alcock, Chief Executive, Plunkett Foundation