Support for co-operatives in rural areas
The Plunkett Foundation is offering support for rural communities that want to explore setting up a community-owned enterprise. Their Rural Community Co-operatives programme is aimed at people with ideas but no clear view of the way forward, and also at rural enterprises that are already trading.
The ‘More than a Pub’ programme has recently been extended, so make sure you’re in touch with the Plunkett Foundation if you’d like to bring your local into community ownership. More online here.