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: July 28th 2017

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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

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

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

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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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