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
Church or chapels that are ‘excepted’ charities
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.
Applications are now open for our next round of funding, which starts in October 2020.
You have until midnight on 28 June to apply.