To apply to be a local cause you must be part of a not for profit organisation and run a project that will benefit your local community.

Organisations that can apply

UK registered charities

Scout, Guide or Woodcraft folk groups

Registered community amateur sports clubs (CASC)

Church or chapels that are ‘excepted’ charities

Co-operative societies

Credit unions

Community benefit societies

Community interest companies

Any other organisations that can prove they’re not run for private profit

Projects we’re unable to support

We are unable to fund projects that:

support individuals or overseas projects

promote any political activities or religious beliefs – but we will consider projects led by religious organisations that are for the benefit of the whole community

only pay for salaries or other running costs

give our funding to other people or organisations (onward grant making)

Local Authorities are responsible for

could, in our opinion, harm the reputation of Co-op

You can find a full summary of funding restrictions in the terms and conditions. You will be able to access the terms and conditions just before you submit the application. We will also send you a link to the terms and conditions once you complete your application.

Apply now

Applications are now open for our next round of funding, which starts in October 2020.

Apply for the Co-op Local Community Fund

You have until midnight on 28 June to apply.