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Flexible funding

In 2021, we worked with partners and other funders to:

of unrestricted funding to Refugee Action – our largest single grant to date.
flexible funding commitments to help us become a better and more co-operative funder
to help Space to Connect partners do what mattered most.
in flexible funding to help community spaces bounce back from Covid.

Youth mental wellbeing

Our impact so far:

young people have taken part in projects to tackle loneliness.
of Building Connections Fund partners say their work led to young people being more open to acknowledging loneliness and taking action.
young people have taken part in social action projects run by our #iwill Fund partners.
of young people have taken an action to help tackle loneliness after seeing our Lonely Not Alone campaign.

Participant numbers reflect monitoring forms submitted by partners up to 13 Jan 2022.

Making voices matter

A new era for the Co-op Foundation

We learned a lot in 2021. And we changed a lot, too.  

Nick, our new CEO, joined in January and new colleagues followed to help us build a Co-op Foundation for the future that can deliver on Co-op’s vision of ‘Co-operating for a fairer world’. 

Steve Murrells
“The Co-op Foundation embodies the very best of our co-operative values. They’ve responded to the coronavirus pandemic to provide solidarity and caring for partners and empowered them to build fairer and more equitable communities. Congratulations to the team for all their work. I look forward to seeing the long-term impact of this output in 2022 as they continue to develop a new strategy that puts co-operation at the front and centre of grant making. This is an exciting development for Co-op and funding sector.”
Allan Leighton , Chair of Co-op

Thank You

to all our partners and match funders for everything you achieved and learned with us in 2021.

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Co-op Foundation

Co-op Foundation is a working name of Co-operative Community Investment Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales
(1093028) and Scotland (SC048102).

Registered office: 1 Angel Square, Manchester M60 0AG

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