membership overview

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Membership has something special to offer everyone!

Membership sits at the heart of The Co-operative Group – it’s what makes us very different from other businesses and it’s what 8 million of you are proud to be a part of.

But what exactly is membership all about? And what can it offer you? Well, as a member you’re part of a group of people – a real community – who share the same goals, have a say in how The Co-operative Group is run, and can enjoy a share of the profits.

Sharing the profits

As a member, when you buy something from The Co-operative’s family of businesses, you can earn points, which are calculated twice a year and distributed to members as a share of our profits. And that’s not all, you’ll also get loads of exclusive offers from our family of businesses and other companies too!

Supporting your community

As a member you can also become involved in The Co-operative Membership Community Fund. This fund helps all sorts of projects in local communities across the UK.

You can take an active part in your community by attending membership meetings or supporting local events run by members, alternatively you can organise your own group or event.

Changing the world

We also run global campaigns tackling important issues, like human rights and climate change. And it’s easy for you to play a part.

For instance, you could come along to one of our movie premiers. We organise these exclusively for members to highlight the plight of an issue we’re working on. You can also add your voice to a campaign by signing up to support it or joining an online discussion.

Having your say

Because we’re owned by our members, we also give you the chance to have a say in how the business is run. You can help shape the way we do business, the policies we create and how we help local communities.

We have member representatives across all regions who speak on the behalf of local people. You can even stand for election yourself.

So, if you share our values and principles, why not come and join us?

£1 is deducted from your first share of the profits payment and held in a share account. If you choose to cancel your membership, your £1 is returned or donated to The Co-operative Membership Community Fund.

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