We have a long and proud history of standing up for what’s right on behalf of our members and customers, and that tradition is now clearly part of our new purpose “Championing a better way to do business for you and your community”. Over the summer, we’ll be exploring what issues our members, customers and colleagues believe we should stand up for. We’d like to invite you over to our new platform, Let’s Talk, to share your ideas and tell us what you think!

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

So far, Co-operative Members have donated over £15 million to make good things happen in their community. They’ve done this by donating their share of the profits to the Community Fund. This is our scheme that helps community groups, local clubs and self-help organisations to continue doing the good work they do.

Because the money raised in your local area stays in your area, you get to see first hand the effects of your generosity. Groups can apply for grants of up to £2000 and use the money to fund anything from new equipment to sports gear, travel costs or rent.

The Co-operative Foundation

The Co-operative Foundation is an independent charitable trust set up in 2000. The Foundation's current grant making programme, Truth about Youth, is aiming to challenge and change negative perceptions about young people, by working with seven charities in cities around the UK.