King Charles donates to Pub is the Hub

By Rebecca Weller

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Always been a supporter: Pub is the Hub welcomes donation from King Charles III
Always been a supporter: Pub is the Hub welcomes donation from King Charles III

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King Charles III has invested in the nation’s pubs by making a donation to Pub is the Hub.

The not-for-profit organisation said it had welcomed a donation from his Majesty the King and that the funds would help independent publicans support local services and activities for communities in rural areas.

In addition, the donation will go towards the Community Services Fund, which advises publicans how best to diversify their services.

This can be anything from supporting a rural pub to opening a local community café, an allotment, a play area, library or village store.

Local role

Since 2013 Pub is The Hub has helped more than 600 pubs diversify their offering, including an allotment at the Tafarn Y Plu in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, Wales, and a community café at the George in Bthersden, Kent.

Moreover, Pub is The Hub said its future vision was to help 1,000 more pubs diversify over the next three years.

Pub is The Hub chief executive John Longden said King Charles had always “been a supporter” of the local role of the British pub.

He continued: “We would like to thank the King for this donation and all the support for Pub is The Hub since its formation.”

Social value 

Pub is The Hub was founded by his Majesty the King, when he was the Prince of Wales in 2001.

Over the last 23 years, the organisation has been able to help hundreds of pubs to diversify, with many receiving both advisory and financial support through its Community Services Fund.

Longden added: “We know there are still many more pubs, publicans and rural communities that would benefit from the help and support from Pub is The Hub.

“Pubs and publicans are vital to rural communities adding real social value and being part of the glue that binds local areas together.”


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