Plunkett Community Shops – Grant Funding

Our Urban Shop is a unique pilot project that aims to help urban communities in the UK overcome the issues of buying good food and basic provisions locally.

The pilot is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and delivered by Plunkett with our partner Locality.

Together, we are working with communities to help them create community-owned shops which meets the needs of local people by providing them with both business advice and funding.

The grant element of the project is now open. The grant is worth between £20,000 to £30,000 and is open to all urban communities in the UK.

If your community would like to find out more and apply, please download the Our Urban Shop Guidelines and Application form here, which includes full details of:

  • The eligibility criteria
  • The application process
  • How to complete the application form and details of other documents you’ll need to submit as part of your application
  • How to borrow finance via an Our Urban Shop loan-provider (this is optional and a separate process).

For any queries regarding the Our Urban Shop funding, please contact 01993 810730.


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