The Government has confirmed a further £70,000 of funding for ‘Pub is The Hub’ to support rural pubs to widen their ‘offer’ beyond food and drink. The new funding is expected to deliver 36 projects which will help revamp local pubs with services ranging from village shops, libraries, and allotments, post offices to community cafes and cinemas. They say this will create an estimated 30 full time and 59 part-time/voluntary jobs; benefiting 31,400 local users. Government funding since 2012 for Pub is The Hub now totals £390,000. Community Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP said: ‘Our great British pubs are not only places for local people to get together over a pint, being at the heart of their communities they are perfectly placed to deliver valuable services, especially in rural areas. ‘From postal facilities to community playgrounds, Pub is The Hub provides fantastic support to licensees wishing to diversify, ensuring their … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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