The event, taking place on Thursday 21 September at Denton Hall, Ilkley, is open to those seeking advice and support on saving a vital asset from closure. From saving the last remaining pub in the village to forming a community shop in a local church, community ownership can come in many different shapes and sizes. 

Delegates will have the unique opportunity to discuss both the successes and challenges of setting up and running a community co-operative, with experts from within the sector as well as leading Yorkshire based community co-operative case studies. 

Harriet English, Head of Engagement at Plunkett Foundation, said: “We are excited to be joined by YLCA and Community First Yorkshire to share and celebrate the success of existing community co-operatives in Yorkshire to inspire other community groups to follow in their footsteps. We are looking forward to meeting community groups on the day, hearing their ideas and outlining how the support available can help get new projects off the ground and active in rural Yorkshire.” 

As part of their ‘Rural Community Co-operatives project’ supported by Esmée Fairburn Foundation, Plunkett will be running a range of inspiring  events and campaigns across the UK throughout 2017 as well as continuing to offer a suite of support to help inspire more communities to think about community ownership.

To find out more about the event and to book a place, visit the booking portal here or contact [email protected].