Early Spring news round-up

Quick! Help the Community Shares Unit by 15th March

  • Are you involved in Community Shares? Your views wanted! Still time!
  • COVID-19 update
  • Demystifying loan finance - a jargon buster
  • The kitchen is open at The Royal Oak
  • Events round up
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The Community Shares Unit is carrying out research to improve understanding of community shares. They want to hear from people within community enterprises and investors alike - complete the survey by the 15th March

Read more here

Ever feel like you don't speak finance?

This fantastic jargon buster from Co-operatives UK explains some of the terms used in loan finance - worth bookmarking!



COVID-19 Guidance

We have issued a statement on our position regarding COVID-19 - read it here.
If you are a customer and are facing any financial difficulties as result of the current situation then please get in touch so that we may help.

Co-operatives UK have issued guidance for members on how to manage their response to the Coronoavirus outbreak. This is useful for non-members too.

More advice is available from the Government here, covering advice, testing and event attendance, and the latest information on the number of cases and their location can be found here

The Royal Oak is open!

The Royal Oak at Rushton Spencer, near Leek, is now open for business!

The kitchen that we were proud to support is up and running and a mouthwatering menu is being served. Roasts on Sunday and a Mother's Day Menu are all available - chek them out on Facebook while their website is refreshed

Events round up

Events round up
Whatever type of Co-operative or Community Business you are part of, there are events coming up for you!
  • Community Pubs folks - check out this Plunkett Foundation event in London on the 23rd of April. Early-stage Community Pub groups can meet people who've been there and done it, and find out what support is available through the More Than A Pub programme.
  • Community Business Weekend is coming - it's on the 14th to 17th May this year. Register your business or find an event near you.
  • The Stir To Action New Economy Workshop programme continues in Newcastle, Bradfor, Plymout, London, Bristol - and at their new residential site in Devon. Check out their Festival in July!
  • Co-operatives UK Training covers focuses on training to develop and strengthen co-ops and there are discounted rates for Co-operatives UK Members. The programme covers HR, Finance, Director responsibility, and more
  • There's even a Co-ops Bike Ride in Birmingham!
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