Broomehill Village Co-operative to reopen local pub with support from CBH
The Broomehill Village Co-operative will receive $22,500 worth of support from CBH Group through BCCM’s Bunya Fund.
Having already purchased the Broomehill Imperial Hotel through fundraising, the Broomehill Village Co-operative will use the support for renovations and the creation of a business plan to ensure the Hotel’s successful operation.
The 120-year-old Broomehill Imperial Hotel closed its doors in 2019 after owners were unable to keep it operational. Given the Hotel’s important role in fostering social interaction and economic activity, a group of dedicated local community members banded together to form the Broomehill Village Co-operative to get it back up and running again.
The Hotel will provide meals, accommodation and bar services fuelling the creation of jobs, increased visitor expenditure, new key worker accommodation and a space for local community groups to come together.
CBH Community Relations Manager Cassidy Bennett said CBH was proud to support the Broomehill Village Co-operative through the Bunya Fund.
“As Australia’s largest co-operative which is celebrating 90 years this year, CBH is proud to support the next generation of co-operatives through the Bunya Fund,” Ms Bennett said.
“The co-operative model is a powerful tool for communities to establish or retain essential services in the regions, and in turn create ongoing social and economic value for the whole community.”
The support was provided through CBH’s Community Investment Fund and is part of the co-operative’s commitment to contributing to vibrant, thriving and sustainable Western Australian grain growing communities.
The Bunya Fund was established by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals through the support of CBH Group, Australian Unity and Bank Australia.
A first of its kind in Australia, The Bunya Fund was created to support emerging Australian co-operatives and mutuals to deliver positive social, economic, cultural and environmental impact.
Other successful recipients this round include CoHousing Australia, Co-operation Housing, Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives Co-operative (SHACC), SuppHorticulture and ORICoop.
For more information visit BCCM's website.