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The Hive (from Co-operatives UK) receives many applications from communities wanting to save a local asset or service, or wanting to create new community‑owned business.

Applications are most likely to be successful if they have demonstrated good business planning.

The guidance is for organisations applying for support in setting up a co-op, but the tips are applicable for various funding applications. They are worth reading if you are applying for any funding or support.

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