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FUNDING: Coop Local Community Fund Applications Open

May 4, 2022

From the 3 – 29 May, groups in our community will be able to apply for funding from the Local Community Fund. Local groups can find out more and apply at coop.co.uk/causes.

Projects we will support 

In line with our Community Plan, which helps us deliver our vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World’, we will support projects that:

  • Bring people together to access food
  • Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • Create opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • Help people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

Seeking applications from diverse groups 

As you’ll be aware, we’re really keen to make our fund as inclusive as possible and look for causes that represent the diversity of our members and communities.

We know that ethnic minority communities, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities can face greater challenges and inequalities than others – so we’d like to support more causes that help tackle these inequalities.

Of course, all projects must align with our missions in the bullet points above, but we’d love to support more diverse groups that help bring our vision to life and make things fairer for our members and communities.

Check out our new ‘How to’ guide 

To help people understand more about the Local Community Fund before they apply, we’ve created this helpful guide. Check out our ‘How to discover more about the Local Community Fund’ page on Co-operate, which explains how our fund is different and the range of benefits it provides.

We also have Member Pioneer jobs available across the area, for further details please go to.

Member Pioneers (coop.co.uk)

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