Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across the UK and Isle of Man can now apply for grants from the Co-op Local Community Fund, which allows Co-op members to support the projects they care most about.
The grants will be awarded for projects around Co-op food stores and funeral homes that:
- Bring people together to access food.
- Help to improve people's mental wellbeing.
- Create opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference.
- Help people to save and restore nature or tackle climate change.
Funding is determined by Co-op community members who vote on the project they wish to support in their local community. The more Co-op members that support the project and shop at Co-op, the more money groups will receive.
In most areas, this is between £1,000 and £3,000 on average. Successful groups will receive a minimum of £1,000 to support their projects.
Groups can use the postcode checker on the Co-op website to receive an estimation of the average grant size in their area.