Aylsham

Online help for community shops

Just Regional
Feb 24, 2021 1 min read

Anyone involved in running a community shop in Norfolk is invited to join a free virtual networking meeting to share their experiences and any recent challenges, with support from the Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme.

The scheme is a partnership between housebuilder Hopkins Homes and national charity the Plunkett Foundation to support community businesses to recover and thrive from the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown.

There are several such shops around, including in Bodham, near Holt, which has been assisted by the foundation.

The partnership provides free support and expertise from Plunkett’s network of advisers on a range of issues including governance guidance, cash flow advice, business planning, volunteer recruitment, management, accessing funding and navigating government support schemes.

There are lots of community shops in our areas – an an online meeting this Friday aims to help them.

The networking meeting, hosted on Zoom, will be held on Friday from 7pm and hosted by Andrew Purdy, Plunkett adviser and chairman of the group running the Ryburgh Village Shop.

To register for the meeting, click here

For more information on the scheme, which is also open to other forms of community business including pubs, farms and bakeries, email info@plunkett.co.uk

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