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

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