We have relaunched our Community Dividend Fund in an effort to offer vital support to good causes, groups and charities.
Groups can now apply for between £100 to £5,000 every two months to help projects that aim to support access to food, health and wellbeing, inclusion and the environment.
Grants are available to full members of Central England Co-op in the following areas: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The decision to relaunch the Community Dividend Fund comes after, for the past 12 months, it was temporarily repurposed to support good causes impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. During that time, 116 good causes shared over £175,000.
To apply, members will need: name, address, membership number, organisation type, organisation bank account or constitution and to explain what the group does, how the grant will be spent and the specific impact it will have in relation to the following areas: food, health and wellbeing, inclusion and the environment.