Keeping communities thriving

Good things are happening in your community

Whether you’re volunteering, donating to our Community Fund, or just popping in for a pint of milk, by being part of The Co-operative, you’re making good things happen in your neighbourhood - 12,000 good things every year, in fact!

Watch our short film opposite to hear from people whose projects you’re helping to support.

Why not visit our online Community Map, to see how your area has benefited?

12,000 community initiatives supported every year

Green Schools Revolution

We’re inspiring young people to protect the planet they’ll inherit, from inviting them to pull on their wellies to explore one of our farms, to helping them to skip to school in a Walking Bus.

Is your school taking part?

Community Map

From minibuses to walking buses, thousands of schools, community groups and charities across the UK are benefiting from our work in the community. Find out how we're making a difference in your neighbourhood.

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Funds and foundations

Our Members are a pretty generous lot. We share our profits with them and, in turn, many choose to share their payout with their local community, through The Co-operative Membership Community Fund.

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Charity of the Year

Our charity of the year 2013 is Carers Trust and through our family of business we aim to raise £5 million to support 20,000 young adult carers.

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Staff volunteering

Our stores and branches are the focus for 12,000 community initiatives each year and our colleagues are very much at the heart of how we engage with local communities across the UK.

Hear from some of our colleagues

Community co-operatives

We’re supporting community-owned businesses across the UK, from neighbourhood nurseries, to local pubs, through The Co-operative Enterprise Hub.

Could your business benefit?

Sports volunteers

Through our partnership with the charity StreetGames, 4,500 young people have trained as sports coaches, so that they can pass their skills on to others in their community.

Hear from some of the young volunteers

The Truth about Youth

We’re working with seven charities across the UK, to give young people the chance to prove what they are capable of and break down barriers between age groups.

Find out about your nearest project

British farmers

We're one of the UK's largest farmers, currently farming around 50,000 acres of land in England and Scotland – the equivalent of about 25,000 football pitches!

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Clean Energy Revolution

We want to give more communities the chance to own, control and benefit from their renewable energy projects, helping to bring about a clean energy revolution with communities at its heart.

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Members in the community

From Fairtrade wine tastings, to supporting local charities, our Membership teams and elected members work hard to address their communities’ needs.

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