Work at the Heart of Communities
We look for opportunities where the support of our Regional Communities programme can help make a difference! Working to meet clear targets as our colleagues and members join together for community projects that benefit those who work, live and learn around us. And because we’re passionate about people, each year we also donate a share of our profits to local organisations.
Our work has been recognised by a number of national bodies and we’re proud to have received many awards.
Read on to find out more about our work at the heart of communities and discover how we might work with your organisation.
Grants & Funding
We’re proud to offer a range of funding and grants for local charities, community groups, campaigns and events. If you want to make a real difference to where you live, we could help you make it happen.
Being at the heart of local communities, we are always looking for the best way to help people grow and thrive.
Top Tips & Self-Help
Leading by example is what we do best. After decades spent working with local communities, we’ve put together a set of guides to help you get more from yours
We offer a range of work experience and work placement opportunities to young people and adults returning to the workplace.
We have a local charity partner in each of our 20 Regional Community areas
We’ve raised a total of over £145,000 for local Regional Community charity partners in 2019 and will continue to support them as they grow.
During 2020/21 our Keeping it Local sites will be working with two fundraising partners:
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They help everyone experiencing a mental health problem to get support and respect.
To find out more click here.
This is a new charity, set up by Your Co-op Environmental Ambassador, Cal Major. It aims to help people reconnect to nature to improve mental health and appreciate the importance of wild places for the benefit of wellbeing.
As a result of this reconnection, the evidence shows that more people will understand how vital it is to protect our natural world and ecosystems. It also helps to provide positive solutions to plastic pollution.
The Vitamin Sea Project (protecting our environment and promoting mental health and wellbeing) This is a new charity waiting for a dedicated website but you can read what inspired it by clicking here.