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Out support helped Point Europa convert an old bank into a community enterprise hub
We helped the employees of Sutcliffe Play, a leading manufacturer of outdoor play equipment to buy the business
Our loan to Unicorn Grocery, an award winning retailer of organic produce, helped the business to move into new premises
Our support to the film-making co-operative Four Corners helped them to buy new equipment
We part-financed the installation of a new energy efficient heating unit at the award winning Chipping Norton Lido
Hindon Village Shop was saved from closure thanks to our loan which helped the community to buy the store
Share Community provides self-help and training services to disabled people and needed help to buy their own premises
We helped a community in Leeds to buy the Natural Food Store, which sells wholefoods, fair trade goods and local produce
We part-financed the start up of Bright Kids, a social enterprise that encourages children to walk to school
Daily Bread, a wholefood shop providing training and employment for people with learning disabilities, grew thanks to our loan
We helped the employees of Clansman Dynamics, a world leading design & technology company, to buy the business from the retiring owner
Our support to the the rural community of Headley helped them become owners of their own village shop
 
We're 40!

Our 40th anniversary year ended with news of exceptional lending to co-ops. More>

Recent lending

We’ve helped Somerset Wood Recycling to buy a new van, updating its four vehicle fleet. More>

One of the leading UK wholesalers of organic and Fairtrade products is expanding its cold storage facilities More>

We're thinking about..

Applications are now open for the first ever Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Ownership Awards. The Awards recognise the wide range of rural social and community enterprises that help rural communities through community-ownership to take control of the issues affecting them. More>