Funding for your local community projects


Invested in 2015 to help local communities

Since 2007 we have donated £1 million+ to good causes

Next Round of Applications Close: October 28th 2016

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About our Community Grants

Through our Community Dividend scheme we seek to make a difference to the lives of people in our local community.

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Is my Project Eligible for Funding?

We will invest between £100 and £5,000 into a project we feel will really benefit the local people in your community.

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Tell us about your project and how you would like us to share that passion you have for really making a difference.

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Learn More about our Recent Projects

Previous projects that Central England Co-operative have supported.

Select Your Region:

Western Region includes: West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

SENse to Aspire Programme

The SENse to Aspire programme includes classroom-based learning to give students job-seeking skills.

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Walking Tall

Libbi-Faith Dudley from Birmingham can now be more independent, thanks to a specialist walker funded by the Society.

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Central England Co-operative grant goes to the ‘art’ of the community

Central England Co-operative grant goes to the ‘art’ of the community

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Central Region includes: Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

Saffron Acres Strawberry Jam launches in Co-operative stores in Leicester

Central England Co-operative continues partnership with local charity Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council.

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Golfing first for Leicester pupils

Central England Co-operative supports tri-golf facility initiative.

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Local groups participate to win Co-op funding- Alex’s Wish and Friends of Manor High PTA

Central England Co-operative food stores in Oadby are supporting local good causes, Alex’s Wish and Friends of Manor High PTA

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Eastern Region includes: East & South Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Bungay Co-op Invests in Honeypot Centre

The Honeypot Centre in Bungay is celebrating after receiving a cheque for £5000 from Central England Co-operative.

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Air ambulance receives donation from local Co-operative store

East Anglian Air Ambulance has been awarded £4100.87 by the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund.

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Waveney Sailability celebrates windfall

Funds used by Waveney Sailabilty to help provide support, training and equipment to those with disabilities.

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Our Free Toolkits for your Community Projects

Download help and advice on a wide spectrum of subjects which can help your project flourish!


The toolkits below are a small sample of the information available to member of My Co-op Community. To access our full range of toolkits, free signup to My Co-op Community is available here.

Advice on setting up Social Media Profiles

Fantastic advice from our Social Media partners Hootsuite on setting up your first Social Media profiles.

Supporting and managing volunteers

A link for helpful tips and advice on supporting and managing volunteers.

How to develop a budget for a project

A link to all the tools you will need to develop your budget for a project.

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News and Blog Updates


Creating a buzz in schools during May- July #getthebuzz

08th April 2015

Free #getthebuzz workshops for local primary schools during May- July at the East of England Showground and College Farm Aldeby, Norfolk

Central England Co-operative to open second food store in Shepshed creating 23 jobs!

16th March 2015

Central England Co-operative Society will be opening the doors to its brand new food store on Anson Road in Shepshed on Wednesday 1 April.

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