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Co-op Community Fund opens to new applications

17 May 2023

Co-op Community Fund opens to new applications

Applications have now opened for community groups and charities to apply to receive funding and support from the Co-op Group’s Local Community Fund.

The fund has supported over 30,000 local community projects across the UK since its launch in 2016, and charities and organisations, who play a vital role in the wellbeing of communities, have until 11 June to apply for the next round.

The fund is looking to support projects that have an impact and make a difference locally, with a focus on:

* Bringing people together to access food: community fridges, allotments, and cookery classes

* Helping to improve people’s mental wellbeing: sporting activities and, clubs and societies that promote mental well-being and build social connections

* Creation of opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference: youth groups and forums that work to build confidence, employability and, life skills

* Enabling communities to save and restore nature or tackle climate change: community gardens, tree planting, energy schemes, re-wilding, and sustainable transport.

Community groups interested in applying to the Local Community Fund should visit