The Plunkett Foundation works hard to ensure that rural communities and the enterprises we support have their voices heard by the UK government.
If you are involved in a rural co-operative, mutual or social enterprise and want to get your voice heard, please get in contact.
Plunkett is focused on ensuring that key UK government policies such as the Big Society, Localism and the Community Right to Buy takes into account the views of community-owned enterprises, co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities.
Plunkett is a strategic partner of the Office for Civil Society within the Cabinet Office through the Social Entrepreneurship Partnership. This is a partnership consisting of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, UnLtd, CAN, Plunkett Foundation and Social Firms UK. The partnership represents and supports membership of social entrepreneurs and the social and community ventures they lead in the UK. The Office for Civil Society co-ordinates government policy relating to charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals across government.
Plunkett also is a member of, and leads, the Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The partnership consists of Plunkett, Co-operatives UK, Social Enterprise Coalition, Locality, RISE and REalliance.
Peter Couchman, Plunkett’s Chief Executive is also a member of Defra’s Civil Society Board.