Do you want the Co-op to support a local cause you care about?
We’re looking for the next round of local causes to support in May 2017 with our new membership and we need you to spread the word so that your favourite local cause has a chance of receiving some much-needed funds.
It’s easy. To apply, charities need to visit our Local Community Fund website coop.co.uk/causes and complete the application form.
How does it work?
Members now receive 5% back every time they buy Co-op products or services and 1% of what they spend also goes to a local cause. They then choose the local cause they want to support from a list of up to three in nearly 1,500 communities across the UK, centred around Co-op Food stores and Funeralcare homes.
The first causes were chosen by our local Co-op colleagues before we launched membership in September, and already our members have earned £900k for over 4,000 local causes.
Nick Crofts, President of the Co-op’s National Members’ Council, said: “Co-ops exist to support their members and the communities where they live. I know the money raised will provide much-needed funding for organisations who contribute so much to improving local life.
“The new scheme is proving extremely popular with our five million members and so we’re confident that it will generate thousands for the local charities and good causes chosen. I would encourage Co-op members to spread the word to causes close to their hearts.”
The funding for each cause will be kick-started with a share of the money generated from sales of 5p carrier bags in local stores, plus the profits from the Co-op’s range of reusable bags.
To find more about our new membership, or if you want to become a member, visit coop.co.uk/membership