Community / 26 March 2019

BBPA welcomes additional government funding for Pub is the Hub

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today welcomed additional government funding forPub is the Hub, the organisation that helps bring communities together by expanding their services beyond food and drink.

The additional government funding – worth £188,000 – will be used for 76 new projects, which will see rural pubs deliver additional services including new Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries.

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said:

“As the original social network, pubs are at the heart of our communities and play a vital role in our lives by bringing us together.

“The pub is far more than just a place to eat and drink. The work of Pub is the Hubwith funding and expert support shows how vital pubs can be to delivering other services of community value from Post Office facilities to grocery shops and libraries.

“This additional Pub is the Hubfunding will boost rural, community pubs across the UK, helping them remain viable. Pub is the Hub is a great charity which everyone in brewing and pubs supports. This additional funding will encourage others to support it too.”

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