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Co-op Foundation awards £400k to keep communities connected

We’ve awarded £400k to organisations to help them continue to build connections and tackle isolation and loneliness in the community.

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We award £300,000 to help young people advocate to improve community spaces

Young people from the LGBTQ+ community will design and build “public living rooms” in disused shop fronts to help break down the stigma of mental health, thanks to the latest round of funding from the Co-op Foundation.

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Community groups in Wales “bag” share of Co-op Foundation fund to create sustainable spaces

We’ve awarded more than £250,000 to help organisations in Wales that manage a green space make their work more sustainable.

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Grants awarded from our £1.6 million ‘Space to Connect’ partnership with Government

Community organisations across England will receive grants totalling almost £900,000 to tackle loneliness by improving and protecting local spaces that bring people together.

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Less than two weeks left to apply for ‘Explore’ grants from Space to Connect

The Co-op Foundation is reminding community organisations they have less than two weeks to apply for funding to identify ways that spaces can address local issues.

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Organisations invited to tender for a contract to increase our understanding of how spaces can tackle loneliness

The Co-op Foundation is inviting organisations to tender for a contract that will boost learning on how community spaces can be maximised, and tackle loneliness.

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New funding available to help maximise spaces and build connections

Community organisations across England are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate.

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£1m fund available for Welsh community groups

Co-op Foundation is launching a new £1 million fund today (Wednesday, 1 May) to enable groups in Wales with a community and environmental focus to safeguard spaces and become more sustainable.

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Community-owned sports facility a step closer, with our funding

A new state-of-the-art community and sports academy in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, is a step closer thanks to a successful community share offer invested in by local people and co-operative partners, including the Co-op Foundation.

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