Plunkett Foundation is launching Community Shops Fortnight, which will mark the hard work, commitment and pride that ensures a community-owned shop succeeds long after the excitement of open day celebrations has passed.
They are calling on community shops across the UK to join us to celebrate the incredible achievement of running a community-owned shop and to raise the profile of this increasingly growing sector. The fortnight will celebrate individual shops with the aim of inspiring other communities to save their shop through community-ownership. It will also help to raise awareness of the community shop sector further afield, using the media to reach out across the social enterprise sector and wider networks.
Plunkett Foundation has a number of promotional packs available to community-owned shops to celebrate the fortnight in style. Each shop will be provided with a range of materials, developed specially for the fortnight, including:
• Rosette badges;
• CSF ‘at a glance’ guides for volunteers and customers;
• Event e-book guide on hosting a community event;
• CSF stickers;
• Press release template to help promote your shop to local media.
They are also looking to support a number of community-owned shop events through a limited number of bursaries. If you would like to register your interest in celebrating the success of your shop in your community, please download the application form from: