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 causes.coop.co.uk