The fund has supported more than 30,000 community projects across the UK since its launch in 2016, and charities and organisations, who play a vital role in the well-being of communities, can apply up until June 11 to be considered for the next round of funding
The Co-op's support comes at a much-needed time, with insight from more than 3000 community causes across the UK showing that more than eight-in-10 groups have seen a jump in demand for their services through the cost-of-living crisis.
The fund is looking to continue to support projects that have an impact and make a difference locally, with a focus on bringing people together to access food, such as community fridges, allotments, and cookery classes; helping to improve people’s mental well-being; creation of opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference; enabling communities to save and restore nature or tackle climate change/
Rebecca Birkbeck, community and member participation director, said: “Our Local Community Fund is more relevant than ever as the cost-of-living crisis is making it incredibly challenging for many local organisations. We know that our members want to support the communities they live in, with our funding support enabling local organisations to provide valuable services and support to people at a time when communities need it most.”
Community groups interested in applying should visit https://causes.coop.co.uk/.
More information about the benefits of Co-op Membership including its exclusive offers and deals is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership