The finance to open the shop was raised from donations, grants and a share issue, to which over 200 local people subscribed. Chalk & Cheese, an organisation administering funds for rural development on behalf of the EU, also awarded the shop a grant. This money meant that the shop fittings, stock and initially part of the manager's salary was funded. The shop committee also received a huge amount of encouragement and advice from outside organisations, particularly the Plunkett Foundation, the acknowledged experts in the Community Shop field.
It is our shop - and many local volunteers are helping to run it. Having battled so hard to provide this amenity, requested by over 90% of residents in the Parish Plan, we need to ensure it continues to thrive. Please help by supporting it. Thank you!
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Broadwindsor & District Community Enterprise Ltd.
Registered in England No. 31629R: VAT reg. 152 5751 14
The Old Telephone Exchange, Drimpton Road, Broadwindsor DT8 3QL