Celebrating the life of Margaret Digby

A driving force behind Plunkett Foundation for nearly 50 years, we are celebrating the work of the wonderful Margaret Digby, CBE (1902-1985).Read more

Co-operative pub takes CAMRA Pub of the Year crown

A small village pub which was saved from closure by the local community has won CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year award – one of the most respected and well-known pub awards in the UK.Read more

Call to action for Town and Parish Councils

Plunkett Foundation has recently sent out an action to all Town and Parish Councils across the UK to raise awareness of the potential for community co-operatives to address problems communities are facing.Read more

Plunkett's work in 2016

Our Information Officer has produced an excellent resource which breaks down our areas of work and how it has impacted the community co-operatives sector in 2016.Read more

Valuation and business report discount for community co-operative members

MJD Hughes Ltd is offering a generous discount for our members on report preparation as well as additional consultancy services.Read more

Oxfordshire village makes it a high five after purchasing local pub

A much-loved pub in the heart of an Oxfordshire village is now under community ownership following a 6-month long campaign by locals to save it.Read more

Announcement of management changes

Plunkett Foundation has announced that Peter Couchman has stepped down after 8 years in the role of Chief Executive.Read more

First community-owned pub in West Sussex set to open after £300,000 campaign

A much-loved pub in the heart of a Sussex village will officially open under community ownership on 23 January following an eight-month long campaign by locals to save it.Read more

Networking at Frensham Community Shop

A community shop in Surrey have nominated themselves to host the first Plunkett member networking meeting in 2017.Read more

13 ways to change your community

Independent trust Power to Change is funding a new project, bringing together a network of community businesses with other local groups to transform the places where they live.Read more

First co-operatively-owned pub in Warwickshire opens in time for Christmas after locals raise £300,000 to save it

A much-loved pub in the heart of a Warwickshire village officially reopened under community ownership on 20 December following a four-month long campaign by locals to save it.Read more

Award winners announced at London event

Find out the winners from this year’s Rural Community Ownership Awards.Read more

Shortlist announced for Awards

Find out the shortlist for the Rural Community Ownership Awards.Read more

344th community-owned village shop in the UK opens in Devon

Villagers in High Bickington celebrate the culmination of two years' hard work with opening of their community shop - congratulations!Read more

Community launches share offer to save Oxfordshire pub

Locals in Beckley launch campaign to save The Abingdon Arms from closure and seek to reopen it as a hub of the village.Read more

Dalwood Community Shop celebrates 15 years trading

Congratulations to Plunkett member Dalwood Community Shop in East Devon!Read more

Community school meals service trialled in village deemed great success

Plunkett members who saved their pub from closure in 2014 host community meal for over 70 locals.Read more

First two pubs supported through £3.62m pub support programme set to open this weekend under community ownership

The Centurion in Chester and the Sir Charles Napier in Blackburn will become the 44th and 45th co-operative pubs to open.Read more

Awards seek best examples of community action from across the UK and Ireland

Plunkett Foundation launches Community Ownership Awards 2016 - apply now!Read more

If you go down to the woods today...

Our Project Officer Tom Carman recently spent some time with Wild Rumpus, a woodland social enterprise that hosts a rather unique family festival each year...Read more