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Today over new 4,000 local causes have became part of the Local Community Fund, providing another 4,000 ways Co-op Members can support their local community #TheCoopWay.
In case you don’t already know, Co-op Members earn 5% back for them and 1% back for their choice of local cause when they buy selected Co-op branded products and services*. Together with proceeds from sales of our carrier bags, that 1% makes up our Local Community Fund. Not yet a Co-op Member? Become a member today.
Whilst we tally up how much each of our former local causes will receive from the Local Community Fund, we’re preparing to celebrate with them across the country on 24 November. More on that below.
Choose your local cause
If you’re a Co-op Member, sign into your online Membership account to see which three local causes you can choose to give your 1% to, in your local community.
You can search further afield too, up to 15 miles around your home address.
You’ll be supporting causes which help people develop new skills like Young Leaders Project in Westbourne, supporting young people aged 11-19 with skills-building and employability. Maybe you’ll tackle crime in our communities instead, by choosing a cause like Birmingham Community Development Scheme. This cause diverts people from crime by providing training opportunities, or you could support our much in-need community spaces and back a cause like Friends of Loftus Library in East Cleveland.
It’s your community, your choice.
Join the celebration on 24 November
On 24 November in a Co-op store near you, we’ll be celebrating and thanking Co-op Members for making a difference to their local community by supporting their local causes through Co-op Membership and the Local Community Fund.
Find out what celebrations are happening in your local community by popping in-store or speaking with your last local cause.
Co-op Group CEO
Read more on how we’re building stronger communities at our Co-op;
- Co-op is looking for more Member Pioneer, just like me
- Giving young lads a chance with new skills
- Co-op’s local community fund has helped us bring together socially isolated residents
*Applies when Members buy selected Co-op branded products and services from selected Co-op Group businesses. 5% to spend on future purchases. Offer not available in independent societies including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star co-operatives or in non-Co-op branded stores (such as NISA or Costcutter). Exclusions and restrictions apply see Membership T&Cs at www.coop.co.uk/terms/membership-terms-and-conditions.