We are the Co-op's charity.

Read what we achieved with our partners in 2020

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Responding to Covid

We worked with partners and other funders to:
to 42 organisations that empower young people to help their peers
in interest-free loans and grants to help community spaces become more financially sustainable
Tackling youth loneliness
Our impact so far:
young people have more trusting relationships
young people have improved confidence
young people feel valued by their community
young people have gained skills
Based on outcomes recorded against Belong projects from 2017 to 21 January 2021.
Helping voices to be heard
Looking forward

With our new CEO, Nick Crofts, we will work with Co-op and other partners through 2021 to
challenge inequality and champion co-operation in communities UK-wide.

Steve Murrells

"If 2020 taught us anything it’s that co-operation works and that communities coming together to support each other has never been more important. I’m proud that our charity, the Co-op Foundation, worked tirelessly to do what mattered most for the communities they support. Co-operation shone through in how they supported communities, empowered young people to beat loneliness and tackled inequalities among under-represented groups. I look forward to building on our close relationship over the next 12 months, as we continue to co-operate for a fairer world."

Steve Murrells, Co-op CEO
Thank you
to all our partners and match funders for everything you achieved and learned with us in 2020.
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