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The Coronavirus pandemic has shown that community has never been more important, which is why the Co-op has created The Co-op Fund. It will provide grants to support projects which have a positive impact on the people and communities they serve, allowing them to provide help and connecting people with the practical and essential support they need. 

Grants of up to £3, 000 are available for projects that meet the Co op’s funding priorities:  

  • Redistribution – to actively redistribute surplus food to the people who need it most in our communities 
  • Access – to provide easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for people with a limited budget  
  • Young people – to support the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity 
  • Communities – to support food programmes for vulnerable communities delivered in those communities 

Who can apply?  

There are no limits to the size of organisation that can apply, however priority will go to those organisations that can evidence that they can deliver significant impact locally.  Geographically, the fund covers County Durham and Tees Valley.  

When to apply?  

The Fund will be open from  26th October until Friday 13th November.