New funding for community spaces launching soon

Monday 17 June 2019

Please note, this fund closed to applications on 12 August 2019.

We’re working with government to develop a new £1.6 million initiative to help maximise the potential of spaces where people can connect and co-operate.

Announced by government this morning (Monday 17 June) to mark the start of Loneliness Awareness Week, the fund – launching soon – will support activity in community spaces to promote social connections.

Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation, said:

“Shared spaces for people to meet and socialise are vital for tackling loneliness and helping communities work together to address local challenges.

“Our match-funding partnership with government will strengthen communities by maximising the potential of spaces where people can connect and co-operate, making an important contribution to Co-op’s wider community work.”  

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We already offer interest-free loans and grants for community spaces UK-wide (temporarily paused from Jan 2020), and for those delivering environmental benefits in Wales, helping organisations grow their trading activities to become more sustainable. Click the links to read more or email us for further info.

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