Key speakers announced for Plunkett AGM 2017

We are pleased to announce key speakers from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Power To Change Trust who will be joining us at this year's AGM.Read more

Plunkett inspires co-operative business development in Canada

Audra Krueger, First Executive Director, at Co-operatives First has sent us an update on how Plunkett Foundation has inspired their work.Read more

Three cheers to Community Pubs Month

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is celebrating Community Pubs Month in April after a huge campaign victory which will see planning protection granted for all pubs across England.Read more

Launch of Community owned Cafe in Llandrindod Wells

Staff and supporters of The Herb Garden Community Cafe project announce the imminent Share Issue.Read more

Funding available for Community, Outreach and Satellite Post Office branches

If you have creative ideas that could support your Community Shop and Post Office to grow, and to bring greater benefits to Post Office customers, you could be eligible for a grant to put your ideas into action.Read more

Big Lottery award to save New Galloway’s last shop and regenerate community

New Galloway, a tiny Royal Burgh in SW Scotland, has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery ‘Growing Community Assets’ Fund to save its last shop, which was facing imminent closureRead more

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