New support launched to revive rural areas through enterprise.

Rural communities across the UK are set to benefit from a new injection of funding, launched on Monday 3 December, to help them revive their villages through community enterprise. The Plunkett Foundation has teamed up with long-term supporters the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to create a new comprehensive support service for rural communities considering setting up or diversifying community-owned services, such as shops and pubs, to help turn the tide on rural decline. The support, which follows Plunkett’s hugely successful Village CORE programme, funded by Esmée Fairbairn, will provide a much needed boost for communities considering community ownership, and will provide a combination of adviser support, training, feasibility grants of up to £2,000, and opportunities for networking with other community enterprises.

For more information, please visit the Plunkett Foundation website

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