Three groups in Cambridgeshire handed £4,750 funding boost thanks to Central England Co-op

Three groups in Cambridgeshire have shared a £4,750 community grant thanks to Central England Co-operative.

West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled, based in Kings Lynn, and Terrington Tigers Football Club shared the payout, with a total of over £44,000 handed out to 25 good causes across 16 counties from the retailer’s Community Dividend Fund.

A total of £2,000 was awarded to West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled to buy a new workshop that will house equipment that allows youngsters the chance to enjoy horse riding or carriage driving.

A total of £2,000 will be used by Yaxley Countryside Volunteers to help create a community orchard filled with fruit trees.

Reg Bingham, one of the volunteers, said: “Yaxley Countryside Volunteers are delighted to get a grant from the Community Dividend Fund.

“We have operated in Yaxley for 35 years without the benefit of cash grants.  Now, with the help of Central England Co-op, we are able to create a permanent legacy for the inhabitants of Yaxley, in the form of a beautiful mixed fruit and nut orchard.  

“Furthermore, the orchard and surroundings will be developed for the benefit of wildlife, with a renovated pond and meadows.”

The players of Terrington Tigers Football Club will be donning a new strip next season after a £750 donation.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are handed out every three months to a wide range of applicants.

The fund guarantees that at least one per cent of the Society’s trading profit is reinvested in local communities in a bid to help projects to thrive across its trading area of 16 counties from the Midlands to the east coast.

People can apply for funding by visiting https://communities.centralengland.coop/

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

 

Notes to editors

 

Picture caption: Members of West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled and Terrington Tigers Football Club celebrated being handed their grant from the Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund.

 

About Central England Co-operative

 

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

 

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.

 

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

 

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to member activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

 

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

 

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

 

Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop