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Nick Crofts

Chief Executive

 
Reaffirming our commitment to young people

We’re reaffirming our commitment to the #iwill Movement’s Power of Youth Charter.

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The next generation of environment changemakers are having their say 

Young people want to be involved in the journey to net zero, and it’s up to us all to raise their voices

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An MBE for our chair, Jamie

Our chair of Trustees, Jamie Ward-Smith, talks about the importance of young people, digital tech and co-operation after being recognised by King Charles II for services to young people and charity.

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Are you a local cause? Apply to Co-op’s Local Community Fund by 11 June

Our friends at Co-op are looking for some amazing causes to support through its Local Community Fund. Apply for funding now until 11 June 2023.

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Using our own funds where they can make the most difference
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We’re using our endowment fund to help our partners during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Future, fair communities: It’s in our hands

We worked with funded partners and young people in 2022 to design a new strategy and begin building future, fair communities together. Read our new Learning & Impact Report to find out what we achieved and learned.

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Strategy learning blog (6/6): A radical and co-operative approach to grant making

In our sixth strategy learning blog from 2022, we announce our trailblazing new strategy.

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Strategy learning blog (5/6): Building communities of the future together

In our fifth strategy learning blog from 2022, we invite everyone to join our launch webinar.

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Strategy learning blog (4/6): Young people’s vision of future, fair communities

In our fourth strategy learning blog from 2022, we share what young people told us about their ideal future, fair communities.

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Strategy learning blog (3/6): Learning matters when building co-operative communities

In our third strategy learning blog from 2022, we share what we uncovered about the importance of learning.

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Strategy learning blog (2/6): Putting communities at the heart of our grant making

In our second strategy learning blog from 2022, we discuss what we found out from our partners about participatory grant-making.

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Strategy learning blog (1/6): Help us create a vision for Co-op’s charity

In our first strategy learning blog from 2022, we asked young Co-op Members to help build our vision.

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Joining forces with Co-op to give away power

We’ve signed the #iwill Movement’s Power of Youth Charter and committing to give young people a voice in what we do.

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Your questions about our new strategy, answered

On 12 October we launched our bold, new strategy, ‘Building communities of the future together’. This blog post answers the questions asked by attendees at the event.

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Let’s build communities of the future together

Find out how our radical new five-year strategy will put co-operation at the heart of our grant making.

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