Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects that make communities fairer for everyone.

Co-op members have raised over £85m for nearly 30,000 local projects since the fund started in 2016.

Who can apply?

You must be a not for profit group and deliver a project to benefit your local community to apply.

You can apply for the Co-op local community fund if your project:

  • brings people together to access food
  • helps improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • creates opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • helps people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions (this has been included for the first time, this year)

Your project must also:

  • take place in the UK or Isle of Man
  • not have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you’re a religious organisation)
  • take place or will still be running after November 2023

Amount of funding available

The more Co-op members that support your project and shop with the Co-op, the more money you’ll receive.

In most areas, this is between £1,000 and £3,000 on average. You’ll get a minimum of £1,000 to support your project.

Find out more and apply for the Co-op Local Community Fund

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Co-op website.

The deadline for applications is 29 May 2022. You’ll find out if you’re successful in October.

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