Total Charity of the Year partnership fundraising to date: £20.8m
2013- Carers Trust £6m
Through five unique projects Carers Trust will be able to ensure that young adult carers have time to grow, time to live and time to be themselves. All of the projects have been developed with a steering group of young adult carers who are at the heart of this partnership.
2011 - Mencap and Enable Scotland £7.2m
The funds were used to support the Inspire me programme, which creates opportunities and provide support for 25,000 young people with a learning disability, their families and communities.
2009- RNID £3.7m
The funds raised went towards RNID’s Hear to Help Project, which offers support and guidance to hearing aid users in their local communities. Thanks to The Co-operative, over 20 new Hear to Help Projects are being launched this year, which will benefit over 20,000 people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
2007- The Children’s Society and Diabetes UK £2.9m
The Co-operative raised £2.9m for our charities of the year, The Children’s Society and Diabetes UK, providing vital support for communities and demonstrating our co-operative difference of caring for others.
2005- Shelter £1m
Money was raised through the fundraising efforts of the Group’s staff, which included a sponsored cycle ride on ‘Hercules’ – recognised by Guinness as the largest bike in the world. The donation at the time, represented the biggest single contribution to Shelter made by employees of a business.