Co-op Local Community Fund

Posted on: April 14, 2022

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that our members care about.

Every time our members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, we’ll give local causes a helping hand.

*See T&C’s for full detail.

Who can apply

To apply, you must meet the organisation requirements set out by Co-op’s Local Community Fund.

Your cause and your Project also need to be in keeping with Co-op’s values.

You can make an application if your Project:

  • enables people to access food and co-operate together to feed everyone
  • helps improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • offers young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community

We’ll also give priority to local charities and other organisations with an income of less than £1 million a year.

We’ll only consider one application per organisation, per giving period (usually 12 months, but it can vary).

This means we won’t consider multiple applications from the same organisation in a giving period for different local communities.

We won’t consider any applications which involve:

  • promoting any political activities or causes
  • promoting any religious beliefs (but we will consider projects led by religious organisations, if they’re for the good of the whole community)
  • exclusively paying salaries or other running costs
  • giving our grant to other people or organisations (onward grant making)
  • projects that have already happened or will be finished before the giving period ends
  • projects that public authorities (for example, the council) are responsible for, by law
  • sponsored events
  • overseas projects
  • projects which, in our opinion, could harm the reputation of the Co-op or the Local Community Fund

Author: Jade Bolton
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