More than a Pub Programme
What is More than a Pub?
This £3.85 million England wide programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The programme is being led by Plunkett Foundation and delivered in collaboration with leading organisations within the sector.
More than a Pub aims to increase the number of community-owned pubs open and trading and also to grow the range of services they offer to help the wider community. Services provided by community pubs could include a shop, post office, library, internet café, cash point, police surgeries, lunch clubs for the elderly, prescription services and informal meeting spaces for a range of community activities such as sports teams, choirs, live music and walking groups.
Is it open for applications?
More than a Pub has reopened for applications, with £2.2 million available to support communities to take ownership of pubs.
Who can apply?
Community groups who are considering taking ownership of their local pub, either through purchase or long-term lease. All applicants for loan and grant funding will be expected to demonstrate clear and significant viable benefits to their local community for their plans, as well as some funding already raised within the community.
What can you apply for?
- Expert support in areas such as Business Planning, Community Shares, Legal Structures, Social Impact and Finance
- Opportunities to attend events, workshops, peer-to-peer study visits
- Bursary Grants of up to £2500 for feasibility costs
- A combined Loan and Grant Package of up to £100,000 towards capital costs.
Where can I find out more?
Read our guidance notes for More than a Pub.
Unsure how to develop your community benefit plan? We have guidance notes here!
To check your eligibility and find out more please call the programme helpline on 01993 810730 or visit www.plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub