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National charity celebrates 100 years of support for rural communities across the UK

National charity celebrates 100 years of support for rural communities across the UK

A charity, based in Oxfordshire, is celebrating a century of support for rural communities to set up and run community-owned businesses. On 17 January 1919, Sir Horace Plunkett signed an indenture which became the original trust deed for the Plunkett Foundation. Sir Horace believed strongly in the power of co-operation to achieve sustainable local development […]

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

Power to Change has announced a new funding programme that will help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership. The announcement came yesterday at the Plunkett Foundation’s Rural Community Ownership Awards in London, that will see many more communities in England opening and operating their local pub. Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of […]

Save Your Local Pub…

Save Your Local Pub…

Is 2018 the year that you save your local pub? It isn’t just small villages without any other amenities that have a pub to save. Many towns and even cities are recognising the benefit of keeping the heart and soul of their community alive by keeping the pub doors open, the beer taps flowing and […]