Plunkett Foundation, Community Pub Business Support Programme

24th June 2019

Want to take ownership of your local pub and run it for the benefit of the community? Need help getting it into community hands?

The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community ownership of pubs in both rural and urban communities across England.

Funded by Power to Change and delivered by Plunkett Foundation, the second round of the programme builds upon the success of the first, which saw over 450 enquiries received from communities across England and saw 28 pubs open under community ownership. Support and funding is available to the community pub sector until September 2020.

Programme content

  • Action planning
  • Learning, events and peer networking
  • Bursary funding of up to £2,500
  • Business development advice
  • Loan and grant combined funding package of up to £100,000
  • Events


Please read the guidance notes before completing an enquiry form.

As part of the More than a Pub programme, there is the opportunity to learn from existing community pub businesses through visits, events and webinar. Next events are:


Telephone 01993 810730 or email “Our friendly team are happy to talk through your idea and would love to hear from you, whatever stage you’re at. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.