Opportunity of the Week @ The Plunkett Foundation

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

The Roehampton Food Enterprise, The Plunkett Foundation

Opportunity Description

The Plunkett Foundation is offering people, organisations and businesses local to Roehampton a package of support to set up a social enterprise that focusses on selling affordable fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Plunkett Foundation is keen to hear from the community on how they might want to be involved.

The project is being launched from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Café Joy on Danebury Avenue. This meeting is to help form a steering group to drive the project forwards, but interested individuals are welcome join the steering group at any time.

Not only is this project supported by Wandsworth Council as part of the Roehampton Challenge, but also local groups such as The Roehampton Trust, Regenerate and Roehampton University's Growhampton project.

The Plunkett Foundation was founded in 1919 by Sir Horace Plunkett, the pioneer of agricultural co-operation in Ireland and much of the English speaking world. Today the Plunkett Foundation helps communities through community-ownership to take control of the issues affecting them.

The Plunkett Foundation is an active supporter of the community food sector and since 2007 has supported over 1600 community food enterprises through the Making Local Food Work programme including The People's Supermarket and Growing Communities in Hackney.

Benefits to the Volunteer

Support is available for individuals who work like to work together to set up enterprise and includes a grant, training, study visits and specialist business planning guidance.

Skills & Qualifications Required

Minimal levels of commitment are currently required in the early stages - perhaps 1 - 2 hours a month to meet with the steering group and decide plans.

Individuals would ideally be keen to set up enterprise that focusses on selling fresh fruit and veg - interests in food, fruit and vegetables, enterprise, entrepreneurial skills, business, retail, healthy living or horticultural growing would be be beneficial, but not necessary.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete a registration form.

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