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Wear yellow socks to show you care about youth loneliness

Our In This Together research found only 23% of young people think society treats youth loneliness seriously.

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Save the date: Lonely Not Alone to launch on 7 October

Get ready to show lonely young people you care by posting your yellow sock ‘Outfit of the Day’ on social media #OOTDYellowSocks

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Get ready for Lonely Not Alone 2020

Our Lonely Not Alone campaign is back for 2020!

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Youth Cymru guest blog: ‘It’s okay to change as your needs adapt’

We speak to Kirstie Edwards, from our Belong partner, Youth Cymru, about how her organisation and the young people they support have responded to COVID-19…

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Young people beating loneliness in lockdown

We reflect on how lockdown has impacted on our Lonely Not Alone campaign to beat youth loneliness, and how young people are rising to the challenge to help their friends

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Apply for #iwill Fund grants to help bereaved young people

Grants of up to £10,000 are now available for organisations across the UK for projects that help young people support each other through bereavement.

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Apply for #iwill Fund grants to help young people support each other on the move up to secondary school

Projects that empower young people to support each other as they move up to secondary school can now apply for grants from our #iwill Fund.

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Apply by 31 December for interest-free loans to support community spaces – fund now paused

Apply by 31 December 2019 if your community space could benefit from an interest-free loan designed to boost your financial sustainability.

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The Big Co-op Payout: Half a million reasons to say ‘thank you’ to Co-op Members

Thank you to all the Co-op Members who raised £500,000 to help us beat youth loneliness through Belong.

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#iwill Week 2019 – young people taking action to show their peers they’re not alone

Young people embraced the values of co-operation and youth social action to create Lonely Not Alone – the first co-designed campaign to tackle the stigma of youth loneliness

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We’ve awarded almost £900,000 to help local communities identify or improve a space to connect

Blog: We are awarding almost £900,000 to help 58 organisations make better use of spaces in their community, through our Space to Connect partnership with government.

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Will you wear yellow socks to show you care about youth loneliness?

Monday 23 September 2019 By Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation Young people say they feel lonely more often than any other age group. Today, we launch a new campaign created by young people to help us all show we care about youth loneliness. ‘Lonely Not Alone’ is the…

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Empowering young people to improve communities

Monday 5 August Please note, this fund closed to applications on 20 September 2019. Jill Wells, our Programmes and Partnerships Manager, explains why we’re putting young people in the driving seat to improve community spaces that matter to them through new grants from our extended #iwill Fund. Today, we announce…

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Invitation to tender now open to become our ‘Space to Connect’ Learning and Evaluation partner

We’re inviting organisations to tender for a contract that will help us learn how to maximise community spaces to tackle loneliness and build connections.

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Funding alert: We launch Space to Connect – our new £1.6 million partnership with government

Blog: New funding to help community organisations identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate is now open for applications.

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