The fund was established in April 2013 to help UK pubs to offer new services for their own communities. In launching the fund, Pub is The Hub recognised that good licensees today can work with the public, private and voluntary sector to improve the local economy.
Greene King’s chief executive, Rooney Anand, said: “We are extending our community support by providing some central funding to Pub is the Hub, which we know is much-needed to help pubs provide viable local services at the heart of their communities, right across the country. These services can include post offices, shops and other much-needed provisions.”
John Longden, chief executive of Pub is the Hub, added: “We have been pleased with the initial response to the launch of our Community Services Fund to help licensees to diversify. We are thrilled to have the support and encouragement from Rooney Anand and the Greene King Board. Their commitment to Pub is The Hub is testament to our simple philosophy of encouraging great licensees to provide additional services in their pub as the heart of its community.”