Co-operative Business Support

Building better co-operative businesses

Co-operation lies at the heart of every rural community which is why it is the business model of choice for many community enterprises and businesses.

The Plunkett Foundation and The Hive both provide support programmes for Community Benefit Societies and Co-operatives delivered by Community First funded by the Plunkett Foundation and Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank.

If you are looking to set-up a Rural Community Enterprise you could benefit from fully funded bespoke support, training and mentoring. Plunkett Foundation Rural Business Support The Hive Start a Co-op

We can help with developing your Plunkett or Hive application for support, community consultation, market research, business planning, raising finance and registering your legal structure.

Here is a link to some case study films about community co-operatives we have already supported- Co-operative Videos

Contact us at 01684 312 747 or email nickc@comfirst.org.uk  from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.