Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation, has announced £1.6m of funding for 22 projects tackling youth loneliness, thanks to a partnership with Government on the Building Connections Fund Youth strand. Head of the Co-op Foundation, Jim explains the difference this will make.
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Woodchurch Church, based in Birkenhead, tackles loneliness. Co-op Colleague Member, David, explains how they’ve helped bring the community together thanks to the support of Co-op Members and why he chose to support them.
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Paul Gerrard, Policy & Campaigns Director, explains how after four years of campaigning to tackle loneliness, our Co-op welcomes today’s announcement of the Government’s loneliness strategy for England.
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3000 lives have been changed #TheCoopWay thanks to our British Red Cross Community Connectors #TacklingLoneliness across the UK. Michael, a Community Connector in Blyth, explains how he’s helped make a difference.
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Young people feel lonely more often than any other age group. That’s why Co-op Foundation launched Belong, a UK-wide network of partners tackling youth loneliness.
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Today the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the Building Connections Fund, an £11 million partnership to tackle loneliness and connect communities in England. £2 million of this fund will be delivered by our charity, Co-op Foundation, supporting young people across the country.
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For the last three years, we’ve campaigned to tackle loneliness and isolation with our partners British Red Cross. Find out how we’re helping tackle loneliness in new young mums.
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