Support for Established Community Businesses

We support community businesses at every stage of their journey. Whether you’ve been a group for one week or ten years, the Plunkett Foundation is here to help.

We recognise that the needs of community businesses can change: you might want to take your community business in a new direction, you might be experiencing challenges with governance, finance or HR and need some advice, or you may just have a question that you’d like to ask – we’re here to help.

We have many levels of support available for community businesses who are already open and trading. If you need help, advice or support, please contact us. Community business members are also entitled to an annual business health check with a Plunkett adviser, which can help you to identify areas of improvement and growth.

The resources below are designed to help open and trading community businesses to ensure the long-term sustainability of their business.

Financial management

Human resources

Diversifying services

Policies, procedures and compliance

Engaging with your community

Stock and supply