Plunkett to lead in support of community pubs


Pubs Minister John Healey announced a 12 point action plan on 18 March to give practical support to community pubs up and down the country, backed by £4million in government funding to address the problem of nearly 40 pubs closing each week, leaving many communities without a pub.

The Plunkett Foundation, who are a member of  our Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership, is leading on the Community-Owned Pubs Support Programme which is a key part of the action plan.

The Community-Owned Pubs Support Programme is a partnership to support 50 urban and rural communities to set up and run a community-owned pub over three years.  The £3.3m programme will provide grants to communities matched with loans from Co-operative and Community Finance and a contribution from the communities themselves. Alongside funding, the programme will provide a range of advice and support to communities to help them through the process of setting up a community-owned pub.  Further information can be found in the  news release on the Plunkett Foundation website.

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