Two projects in Nottingham share £2,500 thanks to Central England Co-op community fund
Two projects in Nottingham are celebrating after sharing nearly £2,500 in the latest payout from Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund.
A wide range of groups, organisations and charities were handed grants, with a total of £42,000 handed out to 36 good causes across 16 counties.
Broxtowe Womens Project, which is a domestic abuse charity, has been handed £1,650 to pay for new laptops.
The new devices will allow the vital organisation to work in the community when helping women and children impacted by domestic abuse, thus increasing the amount of time that they can spend with them.
Sarah Dagley, Business and Fundraising Manager at Broxtowe Womens Project, said: “We are thrilled to receive the funding from the Community Dividend Fund.
“For small charities like Broxtowe Women’s Project this type of funding is invaluable and will enable us to support women and children affected by domestic abuse.”
Skegby Scout Group has been handed £780 to support efforts to revamp a vital building used not just by this group but dozens of others in the community.
Sarah Taylor, Group Scout Leader, said: “The funding received from Central England Co-op means that we will be able to provide a large duel fuel range cooker as part of the building works.
“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ from our young people, parents and ourselves as leaders.”
Ruth Bartlett, Funeral Director at Chilwell Funeral Home, said: “We are delighted that these great projects and good causes have been handed a grant for the fantastic work they do in the community.
“Community Dividend Fund grants like this showcase how being a member and continuing to support Central England Co-op helps us as a Society continue to invest and fund vital projects in the local area.”
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.
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Picture caption: Members of groups in Nottingham 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 2018.
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.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140