Get Involved

Support Your Community

Starting a community business is a proven way to revitalise your village and boost rural pride.

From running shops and pubs to libraries and swimming pools, generating your own renewable energy or setting up a broadband service, the ways to get involved and help your community are only limited by your imagination.

Start your journey here

What makes a great community business?

Find out how a community business works and what it can do for your village. The case studies of the first 10 Village SOS funded projects are a great place to start, helping you develop your own ideas

Win your community's support

From consultation to recruiting for volunteers, make sure you don't miss these key steps as you get your community business off the ground

Put your plans into practice

Here, you'll find advice, downloadable tools and resources covering everything from writing a business plan to legal structures and funding

Reap the rewards for your community

The knowledge, contacts and resources you need to lead your community business into the future