Close
Menu

Blog


Show all
 
One small step is a giant leap forward for lonely young people

Our CEO, Nick, blogs about our 2021 Lonely Not Alone experience. The universe goes on forever. Loneliness doesn’t have to.

Find out more
 
Let’s create a kinder society for young people to thrive

Co-op Foundation CEO, Nick Crofts, explores our new research into youth loneliness.

Find out more
 
Lonely Not Alone returns on 14 October, and here’s how you can help

We’re heading into the Lonely Not Alone universe in 2021, where we are all stars connected by our shared experiences. Will you join us?

Find out more
 
Acting fast and funding flexibly to help tackle the refugee crisis

Nick Crofts, CEO of Co-op Foundation, talks about our biggest single donation to Refugee Action in response to the Afghan Refugee crisis.

Find out more
 
Guest blog: Pioneering digital and social innovation through the Federation Programme

Linda Humphries, Founder of Paper Frogs, tells us why the Federation programme is so important and what to expect from phase two.

Find out more
 
Guest blog: How to help young people unearth lived experience (part 3 / 3)

In her final guest blog, Eloïse Malone from our Lonely Not Alone campaign partner, Effervescent, discusses how to help young people unearth their lived experience so you can best connect with audiences through creative campaigns.

Find out more
 
Guest blog: Why social action by young people with lived experience is so important (part 2 / 3)

In her second blog on collaborative creativity with young people, Eloïse Malone from our Lonely Not Alone partner, Effervescent, talks about the importance of lived experience in social action projects.

Find out more
 
Guest blog: What is ‘lived experience’ and why does collaborative creativity make change happen? (part 1 / 3)

As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, Ellie Malone from our Lonely Not Alone partner, Effervescent, discusses the importance of lived experience in creating truthful and engaging youth campaigns.

Find out more
 
Helping our partners react in real time to Covid

We share insights from NPC’s evaluation into our Building Connections Fund tackling youth loneliness

Find out more
 
What we’ve learned strengthening communities through tech

Today (11 June 2021), we launch the Federation Learning Report, a 21-page review of our social enterprise programme exploring the impacts of technology.

Find out more
 
Helping our partners survive and thrive during Covid

Ella tells us about how our Community Loans grants have helped partners survive and thrive through Lockdown.

Find out more
 
Putting our hearts and minds into Lonely Not Alone 2021

Young people are meeting this week to come up with creative ideas for our 2021 Lonely Not Alone campaign

Find out more
 
We’re looking for young people to help build this year’s Lonely Not Alone campaign

We’re looking for young volunteers to apply to be part of Lonely Not Alone 2021. Can you help? Applications close on 16 March 2021.

Find out more
 
Building on the lessons of 2020 for a fairer future with a co-operative difference

Co-op Foundation CEO, Nick Crofts, blogs for the first time in his new to share our highlights and learning from a 2020 like no other.

Find out more
 
Helping communities do what mattered most

Community groups funded through our Space to Connect partnership with government were listening to how their communities wanted to use spaces when the pandemic hit. Lockdown presented opportunities and challenges for us to learn from.

Find out more