Community Business Membership

We’ve been the voice of rural community business since 1919, and we know that establishing and running a community business can bring a range of benefits, but can also bring challenges. This is why we’ve established our bespoke membership package for community businesses. Becoming a member gives you greater access to information and advice, it enables you to collaborate in the market place for better deal, and it helps you to reduce running costs. We also actively encourage our members to help us develop our services to make sure we’re continuing to meet the needs of the sector.

Plunkett Foundation Benefits

As a member of Plunkett Foundation:

Thanks to our experience we’ve been able to negotiate a wide range of goods and services at preferential terms and rates with suppliers, allowing our members to save valuable time and money. This page provides information about those suppliers, and how to find out more about the products and/or services they offer. We’ve provided their contact details so that you can get in touch with them before deciding whether or not to become a member, to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your community.

  • You will receive an invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting sent to you each year you continue to be a member.
  • You can also book a free Health Check for your community co-operative, which will be carried out by one of our specialist team.
  • If your community business has an Industrial and Provident Society legal structure and Plunkett Foundation was your sponsoring body, you can update your Model Rules for free to the new Community Benefit Society rules which are more up to date, legally compliant, and enable you to raise further funding through community (withdrawable) shares.
  • Plunkett Foundation holds regular events for community businesses, which will be discounted for all of our members.

This, and other areas of the website, are available for Plunkett Members only.

Information available to all members includes:

  • Downloadable resources identified by you as being useful
  • Training materials and webinars for you to watch at a time convenient to you
  • Templates, Forms and checklists to help with the running of your community pub
  • Detailed information and data about each of the Plunkett member Pubs
  • Contact details for other members so you can get in touch

Existing members please sign in to gain full access to all the content.

If you are not yet a member of The Plunkett Community and wish to know more...

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