Applications for the next round of funding are now closed.   When you finished your Local Community Fund online application you’ll have seen a screen, which thanked you for your application. Unfortunately, we’ve realised that a fault in the system means not all completed applications were saved. How to check your online application was received […]

Members have been joining us on our mission to make insurance clear and simple, to help them make the right choices when buying insurance. We know that insurance buying can be complex, so we’re looking at how we can do something uniquely open and co-operative. We have come up with 20 measures that we thought […]

There’s a fraudulent email going round, that appears to be from the Co-op, but is a scam called ‘phishing’, to access your personal data. Here it is: How to spot scams This email is quite authentic looking, but the main giveaway that it isn’t genuine is the sender name and domain address. The sender’s name […]

Today, the International Day of Co-operatives marks the end of Co-operatives Fortnight 2017, two weeks of celebration and sharing #CoopStories about how communities and co-operatives co-operate. I’ve been reading some of the stories co-operators have shared this Co-ops Fortnight, here are some of my favorites. Starting internationally, proving ‘co-operatives ensure no-one is left behind’, Brad Hill has […]

Today is the start of Co-operatives Fortnight, where all co-ops in the UK will be celebrating everything co-operative. Our Co-op is part of a huge movement made up of thousands of independent co-operatives in the UK. We all share the core values and principles of co-operation, that’s what makes us all a better way of […]

The Co-op Foundation is all about helping disadvantaged communities work together to make great things happen. It is set up by the Co-op to complement its other work within communities across the UK, such as the campaign to tackle loneliness. To help do this, the Foundation hopes to encourage young people to get involved in […]

Our member wine has a name! The voting has now closed so we can reveal that our first member-designed wine will go by the name of PIONEER PINOT GRIGIO This is a lovely nod to our Co-op heritage, the wine’s Californian origin and to the unique, pioneering, way members are creating this product (more on […]