Are you a community looking to save your local pub? Or maybe you want to transform your local pub so it provides services for your local community?
This £3.62 million, two-year Community Pub Business Support programme offers a comprehensive package of business development support, advice and loan and grant funding to community groups in England to help them establish community-owned pubs that can clearly demonstrate how they will bring significant social, economic and environmental benefits to their communities. Jointly funded by the Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, the programme is being led by Plunkett Foundation and delivered in collaboration with leading organisations within the sector.
The programme aims to support 80 community-owned pubs to open over two years and will offer a flexible package of support including access to an advice line, events, workshops, peer-to-peer study visits, and business development advice. It will also offer flexible bursary awards to fund very early stage activity, such as community consultation work, and a grant and loan package.