Call for community pub leaders to join new community pub network

A new network is being created to help put more pubs in community hands and it needs community pub leaders to help lead it.Read more

Chequer Inn Pub bought by the community for the community

Chequer Inn Ash Society Committee has successfully completed purchase of the Chequer Inn after raising over £400,000 through shareholders, investors, and a loan and grant from the More Than A Pub Programme.Read more

Friends of Scopwick Royal Oak awarded More Than a Pub programme support

A campaign to save a much-loved pub in Scopwick from closure has been awarded support from ‘More Than A Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme.Read more

Top tips for sharing your community business story

As part of #thelittlethings campaign, we have put together the top tips we recommend when you are looking to share your community business story with the media.Read more

Communities encouraged to apply for support following extension of £3.85m 'More than a Pub' Programme

A major support and finance programme helping communities to take control of their local pub for the benefit of the community has been extended until March 2019, it has been announced today by Community Pubs Minister Jake Berry.Read more

Up and running whatever the weather - how community co-operatives provide a vital lifeline

Rural isolation takes many forms – from digital to geographical – but one thing is for certain, problems of loneliness are increased tenfold during periods of snow and ice.Read more

National CAMRA Award for Maidenhead pub

Regulars of The Craufurd Arms, Maidenhead will be raising their glasses on Friday (9 Feb) to toast national recognition for the campaign to save their local from closure.Read more

How community co-operatives create a sense of belonging

All of us, whether we are young or old, like to feel we are part of something. Step forward community co-operatives which are helping to create a real sense of belonging.Read more

The benefits of a one-stop shop

The bustling village high street is a distant memory for many. However, community co-operatives are aiming to bring back businesses once lost to the community.Read more

Check out our films section!

We have recently launched a new section on our website showcasing the stories of community co-operatives across the UK!Read more

Helping communities celebrate their successes with celebration hampers

Plunkett Foundation, together with Power to Change, is putting together celebration hampers for all 10 winners of Plunkett Foundation’s Rural Community Co-operative Awards which took place last December.Read more

How community co-operatives support young people

Talking about loneliness often centres around the elderly, but what is less often discussed is how it affects the young.Read more

Staffordshire local set to become community-owned following £200,000 campaign

With help from the More than a Pub Programme, a much-loved pub in the heart of a Staffordshire Moorlands is set to become community owned following a 16-month long campaign by locals to save it.Read more

Winners of Rural Community Co-operative Awards to receive special party pack

In December 2017, Plunkett Foundation announced the winners of the Rural Community Co-operative Awards at its event on Wednesday 6 December at St Bride Foundation, London.Read more

CAMRA national award recognises campaigners for saving 200-year-old village pub

Campaigners in Kent have been put on the map after winning CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Saving Award, which recognises communities that save their beloved local pub from closure.Read more

Maidenhead campaigners recognised by CAMRA for saving local pub

Campaigners in Maidenhead have been announced the runners-up in CAMRA’s prestigious 2017 Pub Saving Award, which recognises communities that save their beloved local pub from closure.Read more

Community co-operatives: An informal care network

So much more than just a business - how community co-operatives create an informal care network helping combat rural loneliness.Read more

Rural Co-operative Award winners announced!

Meet the winners from this year's Rural Community Co-operative Awards hosted at St Bride Foundation on Wednesday 6 December.Read more

People's Choice Award voting now open!

Read about the fantastic people in our shortlist and cast your vote by Monday 27 November at 5pm!Read more

Rural life in decline as countryside pubs, schools and post offices close

Building just a few affordable homes for young families in rural areas could preserve the life of England’s towns and villages, a new report by the National Housing Federation reveals today.Read more