Our Impact in 2023

We’re Co-op’s charity and we’re building communities of the future

In 2023, we awarded a total of £2.8m of funding to our partners to support them in creating communities that are inclusive, equal, and strive to provide opportunities for everyone.  

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Celebrating our partners

Every year we look back at the incredible impact of our funded partners.

With so many challenges faced in communities – whether that’s the fall-out of Covid, the climate crisis, or cost of living – we are so proud to know that our funded partners are bringing strength and support to people who need it most. 

This year, we’re celebrating their work through a film created by our partners themselves!

2023 in numbers

We fund organisations and individuals across the UK to help achieve our Future Communities Vision – a vision of what fairer communities look like in 10 years’ time, which we developed with 100 young people. 

In 2023, we awarded £2.8m to 27 amazing organisations, including:

to organisations tackling greenhouse gas emissions through our Carbon Innovation Fund – a partnership with Co-op
through our Future Communities Fund to help young people become leaders
to help #iwill Fund partners continue their work supporting young people to make a difference in their communities through social action

What we launched

Young Gamechangers Fund
to put people at the heart of positive change – a partnership with Co-op and #iwill Fund
Co-op Live
annual donation to help fund the next generation of gamechangers, co-operators, entrepreneurs, disrupters, and activists
Gen Z(ero) Research
young people provided insights into the impact of the journey to Net Zero on their lives and how we can deliver a greener, fairer future

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Co-operating for future communities

Steve Murrells
Communities, like co-operatives, are built by the people within them. Co-op Foundation had an amazing year – creating opportunities for organisations which support our communities and also our young people, empowering them to create their own positive change in their local area. The work delivered by Co-op Foundation in 2023 has been meaningful, impactful and critical, to establish communities that are fit for the future.
Shirine Khoury-Haq, CEO of Co-op

Thank you

to everyone who helped us build communities of the future together in 2023.

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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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