The Rural Regeneration Unit (RRU) is a Social Enterprise, governed by an independent board.
We specialise in designing and delivering social and economic projects that help regenerate disadvantaged communities, promoting sustainable links between rural and urban communities is one of our key strategic aims, in essence the RRU is a social inclusion unit dedicated to people based, bottom up regeneration.
The RRU has formed more Community Food Co-operatives than any other group or company across the European Union, we presently manage over 300 community food co-operatives, where possible we link the co-ops to local growers or suppliers. For more information, please visit http://www.ruralregeneration.org.uk
These community groups have formed the basis for the delivery of a broad range of community based initiatives like Cook and Eat sessions, Patchwork Gardens, Farm Visit’s, Fruit in Schools and Fuel for Sport. Christmas in a Box (a food hamper scheme) is a good example of a project that connects urban and rural communities to the benefit of both.