Co-op and Crowdfunder have teamed up to help community organisations provide vital services this winter.
The £1m match fund has been launched by Co-op to support local organisations who are raising money to help their communities this winter, by bringing people together into warm spaces.
To be eligible for match funding your organisation must run a crowdfunding campaign this winter for a project to be delivered by 31 March 2023, and it can only be used for the revenue costs associated with winter support services.
Your project must be a community organisation that welcomes people into a community space in your local area to provide support and needs urgent help this winter to:
- Maintain vital existing services in the face of rising energy costs
- Make the community space that you operate from more welcoming
- Increase opening times or extend services
For every donation made towards your project the Co-op will match it up to £250. This means that if your project receives a donation of £20 they will add another £20, but if your project receives a donation of £600 then you'll receive just an additional £250. Only one donation per supporter will be matched and organisations can receive a maximum of £3,000 of match funding.
This fund will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and applications will close on 28th February 2023. Find out more on the Crowdfunder website.