Co-op Membership has changed

Since the publication of this article Co-op membership has changed – we are giving even more back to your community. Every time you buy selected Co-op branded products and services money goes to you and your community too. Find out more about Co-op Membership or download the app now.

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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.

Co-op Membership has changed

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.

Steve Murrells
Co-op Group CEO

Read more on how we’re building stronger communities at our Co-op;

*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

Join the conversation! 12 Comments

  1. Hi, Unfortunately you can only pick causes in a 15 mile radius. ^T

  2. We have supporters for our cause who live more than 15 miles away from our local shop. How do they select us as their cause?

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  8. I am also trying to find out when we can register our charity, The Barn Regeneration Project, Hatfield, Doncaster who are trying to fund a new local Community Centre build.

  9. Hi Lauren, the Local Community Fund applications will be open in Spring 2019. The application is an online one. Keep your eyes peeled on our blog and social media channels where we will announce the opening of applications ^Catherine

  10. How do you apply to request your charity be considered for this scheme? I know it’s done in March.

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