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#ValuesInAction – Helping young care leavers tackle loneliness together at the Co-operative College

In our penultimate blog for Co-operatives Fortnight on how our values guide everything we do, we look at how our funding for the Co-operative College is helping young care leavers come together to tackle loneliness …

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#ValuesInAction – going the extra mile for honesty and openness

In our latest blog for Co-operatives Fortnight, we look at how our values of honesty and openness are helping us give a voice to the young people and communities we support …

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#ValuesInAction – Giving young people a say in how we allocate our funding

In our third blog for Co-operatives Fortnight on how our values guide everything we do, we look at how communities and young people are having on say on how we allocate our funding …

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#ValuesInAction – investing wisely to make a difference to society

In our latest blog for Co-operatives Fortnight on how our values impact on everything we do, we look at how our investments can combine financial returns with achieving great things for communities and the environment…

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#ValuesInAction – Championing equality for LGBT+ young people

In the second in our series of blogs for Co-operatives Fortnight on how our values guide everything we do, we look at how our funding for The Proud Trust is helping LGBT+ young people overcome loneliness and champion equality …

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#ValuesInAction – Sowing the seeds for a more empowered community in Hulme

In the first in a series of blogs for Co-operatives Fortnight on how our values guide everything we do, we look at how our funding for Hulme Community Garden Centre is empowering the community in south Manchester…

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£2 million to tackle youth loneliness

Blog: This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new Government commitment to connect people of all ages and tackle loneliness in communities across England – the Building Connections Fund.

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Community spaces are everybody’s business

Blog: We’re offering interest-free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces.

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Our #iwill Fund is open for applications

Blog: We’re looking for nine new partners in England, to help us tackle youth loneliness through social action.

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“So much more human” – emergency responses and everyday relationships

Blog: This week the Co-op Foundation team and a group of our Trustees visited 42nd Street’s impressive youth space, ‘The Horsfall’ in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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Why we need a charity digital code of practice

Blog: Over the last year we’ve seen a growing number of reports about how charities are struggling with digital.

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Youth workers – what would help you do more to tackle loneliness?

Blog: Loneliness can affect us at any time of life, and young people are no exception. Almost one in three 16 to 24-year olds say they are ‘often’ or ‘always’ lonely.

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How ‘Brazen’ young women are beating loneliness

Blog: This International Women’s Day, we’re thinking about how loneliness affects girls and young women, and looking at ways they are finding connection and belonging.

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‘We’re like a family really’ – finding a sense of belonging

Blog: Hamza is from Rochdale. He’s 18. He’s studying catering at college, and dreams of one day running his own business. He also has a severe hearing impairment.

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How can technology strengthen communities?

Blog: We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership that will use technology to solve social problems and empower communities.

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