A shop or a pub can be the heart of a community, taking on a role well beyond its function, yet more and more are facing closure. To ensure these vital community assets are preserved, communities from across Scotland are coming together to take their shop or pub into community ownership.
Sign up to this free Community Owned Shops & Pubs event in Edinburgh on Friday 13th March to learn exactly how to take your project forward.
Experts in community business will be there to help you understand everything you need to know, including fundraising, governance and engaging your community. There will also be opportunity to speak to those already running community businesses and to learn from their experience.
Travel bursaries are available - please contact [email protected] for more info.
We request that two representatives from your community attend in order to get the most from the workshop sessions available on the day.
This event is organised by Co-operative Development Scotland, Community Shares Scotland, Plunkett Foundation and The Hive (delivered by Co-operatives UK) with the aim of simplifying support for community enterprises so you can get on with what matters to you - making a difference to your community.