Power to Change has suspended all current funding programmes, including More Than a Pub, as we are focusing our attention on supporting community businesses affected by COVID-19. All future rounds of this programme are currently paused.
Please note: Any existing community pubs seeking assistance in addressing the challenges of C-19 should contact Plunkett Foundation to learn more about the support that is available.
To help trading community pubs in England to adjust their activities, to provide redesigned services and community support in response to the COVID-19 restrictions, small grants of up to £2,000 have been made available. Groups will be contacted directly regarding the grants, but if you haven’t heard from Plunkett Foundation and would like to know more please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 is now closed for applications.
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