Our Urban Shop is a unique pilot project that aims to help urban communities in the UK overcome the issues of buying good food locally. We've partnered with Locality and received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help urban communities access the support and resources available for rural communities to set up community-owned shops.
Read our factsheet for some more information. Together we've already provided ten urban communities with advice and support to help them explore a community-owned shop that meets the needs of their community.

Funding available - apply now

In addition to this, the pilot is providing grants from £20,000 to £30,000 to help eligible urban communities to set up and run a community owned shop. To apply for a grant,
download the guidelines and application form here. 

Keep in touch


If you attended one of our recent events you will have been treated to some fantastic presentations from a great range of speakers. We've collated some of the information in this short presentation, which includes a bit more about who we are and what the project is all about, plus some top tips for applying for funding. Watch the video here:  

Useful Resources

We've got a huge range of tools and resources in our support pages, but to get you started, here are some useful ones for you to download.