Earlier this year, Plunkett’s Better Business reports highlighted an increase in closure rates of community shops for the first time.

Aimee Evans, Project Manager at Plunkett Foundation, shares how Plunkett is keen to reverse this trend through recent funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund. This funding will enable Plunkett to provide the expertise and support rural community businesses need to thrive and flourish.

Groups at all stages of their community business journey, not just community shops, are able to apply for support, and a range of mentoring, specialist adviser support and training will be available.

Hear how useful this support has been from the groups that have already benefited.