Late Spring News round-up

  • A Tale of Two Pubs
  • Inspire the sector!
  • October Books
  • AGM
  • COVID-19 guidance update

A Tale of Two Pubs

Volunteers for Whats for Tea organised by The Hive in Winsford
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.

Read more here

Inspire the sector!


Has your Co-op and Community Finance supported co-op, community pub, or community business continued trading through lockdown?

We’d love to hear your story - help us inspire the sector and celebrate co-ops that have kept co-operating!

Read more about this opportunity here

October Books delivers the goods in Southampton

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.

Read more and get inspired here

Save the Date - AGM June 29th

Our AGM will run online on June 29th this year. Our Annual Report is available now - please save the date and we look forward to seeing you, virtually, there

Read more here

COVID-19 Resources and Information

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

Read our latest update here
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