Here are links to a number of organisations that provide help or advice on the purchase and running of community pubs, either via information on their website, or through direct contact.
The Plunkett Foundation
The Plunkett Foundation has been helping rural communities through co-operatives and community-ownership to take control of the issues affecting them since 1919.
To put it simply, our mission is to connect your projects with the supporters who care because we truly believe that people should feel empowered to turn their great ideas into reality. Together with the crowd and our extra funding partners, we have raised over £60m for start-ups, business ideas, charities, community groups, sports clubs, political movements and so much more through crowdfunding.
Community Shares Crowd Funding | Community Shares Co
Since 2001 the company has worked with over 100 voluntary community sector enterprises including community-run pubs, shops, football clubs, sports and recreation facilities. Licensed practitioner by the Community Shares Unit and accredited social enterprise advisor.
The Pub is the Hub
Pub is the Hub provides advice to rural pubs and licensees who are thinking of broadening their range of services to match community priority needs with additional services, which can be provided by the local pub.
A case study about The Anglers Rest
Co-operatives UK is the national body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. They provide resources for co-operatives, in particular around governance, finance and legal issues.
Is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues