Helping disadvantaged communities through co-operative values and practices.
The Co-operative Foundation is a charity set up and supported by Co-op. It helps disadvantaged communities to overcome their challenges by putting co-operative values into practice.
Board of Trustees
The six trustees are appointed by Co-op; two Co-op colleagues, two representatives from the members’ council, and two who have been recruited externally for their charity sector expertise.
Jamie Ward-Smith (Chair)
Sheila Jane Malley
More information, including recent annual reports and accounts, can be found on our Charity Commission page.
Our 2017-19 strategy
The Foundation has 3 priorities for the next 3 years to:
champion young people’s ability to contribute positively to their communities and help strengthen their sense of belonging
invest in disadvantaged communities’ capacity to overcome social, economic or environmental challenges
build our reputation as a trusted charity with a co-operative difference, uniting with others to make sustainable impact in communities