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South East
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The Plunkett Foundation
Unit 2 & 3 The Quadrangle Banbury Road
OX20 1LH Woodstock
United Kingdom
01993 810 730
The Plunkett Foundation helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together. We support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life changing community co-operatives; enterprises that are owned and run democratically by their community. They help people tackle a range of issues, from social isolation and loneliness to poverty, and come in many forms including shops, pubs, cafes, farms and woodlands, and everything in between.

Plunkett uses a unique combination of approaches to help communities.  We call it 'The Plunkett Way' and it is made up of four stages we call Inspire, Explore, Create and Thrive.

We Inspire communities to realise the potential they have within themselves of tackling the issues they face. We do this in a number of different ways for example by proactively promoting the co-operative approach through national and local media work or hosting and attending community events.

We help communities Explore different ways of addressing needs by, which could be by visiting existing examples of enterprises.

Our expert team works with the community to help them Create their co-operative, drawing on our wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as our specially designed tools and resources.

Once up and running we help the community to make sure their co-operative is able to Thrive by continuing to support them through our membership scheme, representing views to governments, funders and support organisations, or helping them address another issue by setting up another co-operative.

We offer a comprehensive service that supports communities throughout all four stages.  We have a dedicated staffed helpline, a network of over 90 advisers and mentors, online tools and resources, and we also run events, study visits training sessions and networking opportunities.

If you would like an informal chat about working with Plunkett please do call the team on 01993 810730.