Community pub fund re-opens
Rural and urban communities that wish to take over the ownership of their failing local pub can apply for loan and grant funding of up to £100,000 as well as business development support through the More than a Pub programme. This is the 2nd phase of the programme which supported 190 communities and saw 28 pubs open their doors under community ownership from 2016 to 2019. The programme is run by the Plunkett Foundation and supported by Power to Change. A total of £2.2 million is available. To be eligible to apply for funding the pub will need to be run for the benefit of the community. The programme will remain open for applications until September 2020.
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