The management committee of the Buckland Brewer Community Shop Limited is delighted to announce that it has had a conditional grant offer of over £24,000 towards the project’s startup costs.
The award comes at a great time for the project as the shop membership share was launched on 31 March. The committee aims to raise £6000 over three months through the share offer. Every £ raised through local fundraising reduces the reliance on grant and loan funding and increases local ownership of the project.
The £24,000 grant will be made under the Village SOS scheme, a Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and BBC initiative to help rural villages across the UK regenerate their communities through new community enterprises.