Rural Community Ownership Event

Sat 12/11/16 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Hosted by Plunkett Foundation in partnership with Action Hampshire, we are delighted to present this informative event for rural communities facing a range of problems from declining services, unemployment, isolation and loneliness.

This event will showcase some of the most inspiring examples of communities from Hampshire and the South East who have tackled such issues through the creation of community co-operatives – from community shops and pubs, through to food and farming enterprises.

The event will provide guidance from leading experts on setting up and running community co-operatives and signposting to the best support available.

• 10:00 – Coffee and ideas exchange
• 10:30 – Key note and stories from inspiring co-operatives
• 11:45 – Coffee break
• 12:00 – Expert presentations and discussion groups
• 13:30 – Buffet lunch
• 14:30 – Opportunity to stay and attend an afternoon networking event for community co-         operatives

The event is an ideal opportunity for parish councils, community groups and individuals who are interested in exploring setting up a community co-operative to address local challenges.
The event is free of charge, thanks to generous supportfrom English Rural Housing  Association and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.