The last two loans we released to pubs were to very different enterprises in quite different communities. One is the Cornwood Inn near Ivybridge which is the only pub in a remote village in the Dartmoor National Park. The other is The Hive in Cheshire, an ex music venue which has developed 'Doorstep Serenaid' - you can book a musician to sing a few songs 2 metres from someone’s doorstep with a personal message.
Our client October Books have taken the opportunity to share with us the work they have been doing to keep supporting their community through lockdown. This radical bookshop also sells wholefoods, games, sweet treats, cleaning products and toiletries, and has introduced a popular delivery service as well as taking all their events online.
Our latest update from mid May covers news from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund. You'll be aware that things are moving fast, with proposed changes coming in June. We'll keep you up to date with the news as we hear it