Rural Community Shops community-owned
Community-owned village shops continue to be one of the leading success stories of the UK co-operative and social enterprise movement. In 1992 there were just 33 community-owned shops; 20 years on there are 303, with a further 20 anticipated to open by the end of 2013.
Plunkett Foundation is the only national organisation supporting the development of community shops in the UK. Through specialist support programmes, regional community advisers, mentors and experts, as well as online, telephone and email support, we are able to help communities to open new community-owned shops and existing ones to thrive.
Are you about to lose your village shop and want to consider community ownership as a way of saving it? Do you already have a community-owned shop and want support to make sure it thrives? We can help! Give us a call on 01993 810730 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you within three working days. You can also have a look at the ways in which we can support you by using the menu on the left hand side.