‘Our Urban Shop is a unique pilot project that aims to help urban communities in the UK overcome the issues of buying good food locally.
We’ve partnered with Locality and received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help urban communities access the support and resources available for rural communities to set up community-owned shops…’ (Source: The Plunkett Foundation, Nov. 2015)
The programme application process is now open for this new Foundation initiative. See more here.
The Plunkett Foundation have already helped ten urban groups to explore the potential of their urban community owned shop idea. Is the time right for your community?
The Foundation will make grants of between 20,000 and thirty thousand pounds, and it is open to applications from across the UK.
You can download the grant guidelines and application forms here on the Foundation web site. The short film below gives you some headline advice and information about the project plans.
You can find more detailed scoping advice to download from the Foundation below…if you do apply, good luck!