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Co-op Local Community Fund Opens for 2024 Applications (Early July Deadline)

The Local Community Fund supports projects in Co-op members’ communities that help to create Sustainable Future for People and the Planet (the themes for this year).

There is a total of £5 million for Co-op communities across the UK with £6,000 to share between three local causes in each community.

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. Successful groups will receive a minimum of £1,000 to support their projects.

Not-for-profit groups that are registered or based in the UK with their own bank account can apply if their project supports this year’s themes of:

People – project should enable people to play a part in their community’s future by:

  •   Supporting young people to fulfil their potential.
  •   Helping older people feel connected
  •   Improving people’s mental wellbeing

Planet – projects that help to protect the planet by:

  •   Tackling climate change
  •   Reducing waste and resource use
  •   Protecting nature The funder is keen to support projects across both themes that promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion. Projects need to take place in the UK or Isle of Man and take place or still be running after November 2025. Applicants will need to provide a Co-op membership number for one of the people making the application. Non-members can join online.
  • The deadline for applications is 7 July 2024 (midnight). For more information and to apply, please visit
  • Co-op (coop.co.uk)
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