Cornwall community shop celebrates after challenging year

Blisland Community Shop, Post Office and Café explain how they have overcome a difficult period and now look forward to a successful rest of 2017.Read more

Communities inspired at Countryfile Live 2017

Plunkett Foundation was proud to share Prince's Countryside Funds stand at this year's Countryfile Live show in the Bleinheim Palace grounds.Read more

Derbyshire community support needed to share common interest at Whistlewood

People who want to safeguard the Derbyshire countryside are being invited to support a local community-owned woodland project in Melbourne.Read more

Exbourne's 'inspirational' community shop and cafe celebrates 5 years of success

Five years after it opened Exbourne’s unique community shop and café, The Burrow, has been described as a ‘huge success’ and an ‘inspiration’ to others.Read more

Join our online network

In 2016 Plunkett Foundation was selected as one of Power to Change’s 13 peer network professionals as part of a new programme to help community businesses work more closely and support each other.Read more

Report urges young people to explore as part of National Countryside Week

More than one in 10 of 18-24-year-olds have never seen a cow in their lives and nearly a fifth of those who live in a city have never left itRead more

Rural Coalition Statement

James Alcock explains why Plunkett Foundation is proud to be a member of the Rural Coalition.Read more

Community co-operation celebrated at Plunkett Foundation AGM

Plunkett’s staff and Trustees were delighted to welcome over 50 members to Plunkett’s AGM on Wednesday 5 July.Read more

National report shows community shops as lifeline to remote villages across the UK

Over 1,400 rural communities across the UK rely on 348 community-owned shops to provide food, groceries and other services.Read more

Power to Change unveils programme to address regional inequality across England

Three new funding programmes will support a total of 15 English wards, cities and regions, many of which have fallen behind the rest of the country in economic growth.Read more

Derbyshire pub owned by the community has opened!

The Spotted Cow in Holbrook has poured its first pint as a community-owned pub following a campaign by locals to save it after closing in 2014.Read more

Celebrations for the Berkshire town set to open the 50th Co-operative Pub in the UK

The Craufurd Arms in Maidenhead is set to become the 50th co-operative pub in the UK following funding and support from the More Than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support programme.Read more

Communities continue to co-operate highlights national report launched today

Local pubs and village shops owned by community co-operatives are prospering where private enterprise has failed.Read more

Drinks all round for three communities set to take control of their local

Three much-loved pubs in Berkshire, Essex and Kent are set to open under community ownership following funding from the More Than a Pub Programme.Read more

Celebrating Co-operatives Fortnight

Plunkett Foundation is supporting Co-operatives UK by celebrating the very best that community co-operatives have to offer in aid of Co-operatives Fortnight.Read more

Successful webinar session on governance for community co-operatives

Plunkett Foundation hosted its first webinar session focusing on governance for community co-operatives on Wednesday 31 May.Read more

Offline Festival - a celebration of Community Business 15-17 September

Project Dirt, in collaboration with The Eden Project, will be launching Offline: the first ever Community Business Festival in Hounslow Hall Estate, near Bletchley.Read more

Why crowd-funding may be the future for Britain's Music Pubs

We are pleased to share an extract from an article recently featured on Noisey.Read more

Tour of community shops across Devon, Somerset and Wales

Peter Cauldwell will be cycling to 8 different community shops from 21-29 June in an effort to raise funds for Blisland Community Shop.Read more

Key speakers announced for Plunkett AGM 2017

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