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Plunkett Foundation releases Vision for a Covid-19 Rural Recovery

'We don’t just want to rebuild the rural economy – we want to ensure it is…

Community pubs and shops plot their exit from lockdown

Meanwhile, Plunkett Foundation and the Co-op Group have published research on the value of community businesses…

Can the co-op difference help the UK’s community pubs?

'Community pubs have been working hard to remain the beating heart of communities'

Meet … Sarah Batterbee, Grindleford Community Shop

How one of the UK's community businesses has led local efforts to help people through the…

Co-operatives UK and partner organisations launch community activist platform

Co-operatives UK is one of the organisations backing the project

Plunkett Foundation secures support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The funding will be used to help grow and support the UK rural community business sector

Don’t let post-Covid crash kill us off, social businesses urge chancellor

The Co-op Group has joined 1,000 co-ops, social enterprises and community businesses warning the government that…

How are co-ops, community businesses and employee-owned firms weathering lockdown?

Many organisations are struggling financially during lockdown - even while the sector is demonstrating its flexibility…

Co-ops and Covid-19: Supply chain issues for small or remote stores

The coronavirus pandemic 'has meant a very testing time for community businesses everywhere'

How are community businesses meeting the challenges of lockdown?

'Trust is the new currency/shares now, and it is communities, and community organisations ... whose stock…

Call for Rural Community Business Awards nominees

Applications are open to inspiring local enterprises that benefit rural communities

How can co-ops build a fairer economy? Co-op Congress looks to grow the movement

Co-ops are 'for public benefit, not private benefit', delegates are told in sessions that look at…