We are grateful to the following organisations who have supported The Village Shop at Beech Hill:
Big Lottery Fund
Every year, the Big Lottery Fund distributes millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK. Find out more here.
Plunkett Foundation helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together. They support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community co-operatives; enterprises that are owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in their community. They help people to tackle a range of issues, from isolation and loneliness to poverty, and come in many forms including shops, cafes, pubs and land-based initiatives, and everything in between. Find out more here.
West Berkshire Council
The division of West Berkshire Council that supported our shop proposals no longer exists, but the council has information about "finding funding for a community plan" here.
Diocese of Oxford
Without the support of - and permission from - the Diocese of Oxford it would not have been possible to install a shop inside an active church.
The church of St Mary the Virgin is part of the thriving Loddon Reach Benefice. We are grateful to the church's PCC, the benefice team council for their support and continued publicity for the shop through the benefice's free monthly magazine (Loddon Reach magazine).