People supporting people
                    to take enterprising action
against climate change

Plunkett Foundation News September 2015

The latest Plunkett Foundation Newsletter

We're looking for a project manager for Making Local Woods Work! Could it be you?

This fantastic new project will see us working with incredible partners to support a range of inspiring social enterprises in woodlands. We're looking for a project manager - find out more.



People's Choice Award

Don't miss out on funding & support through Urban Food Routes

We've got two days of business support with a specialist adviser plus grants of £1,500 for small food enterprises based in London. Time's running out to apply for this fantastic project, funded by Seeds of Change and the Mayor of London - the deadline is 1st October. Make sure you get your application in soon! Read more here.  





Grants available for community, outreach & satellite Post Office branches

Grants are now available from the Post Office to help eligible community post offices with ‘Community Status’ bring wider benefits to their community. Find out more by clicking here.





Royal visit for Yorkshire's first co-operative pub

The village of Hudswell had a special visitor recently when HRH The Prince of Wales stopped by during his tour of the region to have a pint in the first co-operative pub in Yorkshire, and also visit the community shop and talk to the community who rallied to save these vital services. Read more here.




The Bevy

Places available on Scottish study visit

Ever wondered what it takes to run a community-run hostel? Would you be interested in exploring how it might work in your community? We’ve teamed up with the award-winning, community-run Smugglers Hostel in Tomintoul  to offer community groups places on a study visit on 27 October, as part of Plunkett Scotland's Seeing is Believing project. Find out more. 




Newsflash: We've got a new website!
Over the summer we've been working away on launching our brand new website, which is currently in its testing phase. Whilst we are very proud of it, we know that there is still a lot to do. We've got new content to add, including our map of community co-operatives, and some behind-the-scenes work to do, too. The main thing to notice, however, is that we've moved all the content from our bespoke shops and pubs websites into our main site, so it's much easier for communities to find the support that they're looking for. This means that you no longer have to put in your details into our website to access our resources - they're all easily available without the need to remember a password (hooray!). You'll see more changes over the coming weeks and months, but if you do have any problems in the meantime, please get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help. Thank you for your patience. 


« Back to News & Events