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Help us plan the focus of our new strategic fund 

We are inviting research agencies and consultants to tender for a £10k contract that will help us decide on the grant-giving focus for round two of our Future Communities Fund. 

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Two Foundation trustees receive MBEs in King’s first Official Birthday Honours List

Co-op Foundation chair, Jamie Ward-Smith, and fellow trustee, George Imafidon, have received MBEs in the King’s first Official Birthday Honours List.

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We awarded £3.4m to build fairer communities in 2022  

Co-op’s charity awarded £3.4m in grants to organisations across the UK and globally in 2022 to help build fairer, more co-operative communities.

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Four new trustees join us to co-operate for a fairer world

We’ve welcomed new Co-op colleagues and Council Members to our board of trustees as we begin work to deliver our new five-year strategy, Building communities of the future together.  

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Co-op Foundation to ‘pass it forward’ to support Ukraine appeal  

From 23 March, the Co-op Foundation will boost Co-op donations to Ukraine by enabling the retailer’s Members to donate the rewards they gain shopping in store to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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We’ve signed the Funder Commitment on Climate Change

We’re taking responsibility to be a more climate-focussed funder by signing the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Funder Commitment on Climate Change.

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Co-op Foundation awards grants to boost trustee diversity
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We’re building on our commitment to increase diversity in charity leadership through £155k worth of grants.

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Co-op Foundation recruits two new young trustees

We’ve welcomed two new trustees to our board, as we move into a new era as the Co-op’s charity.

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Co-op Foundation appoints new senior leader

The Co-op Foundation has appointed a new Head of Funding and Partnerships as it enters an exciting new era as Co-op’s charity.

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Co-op Foundation calling for a collaborative national effort to support Afghan Refugees

The Co-op Foundation has awarded a £250,000 grant to Refugee Action support Afghan refugees.

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Co-op’s Chief Commercial Officer joins our Board of Trustees

We’ve welcomed Michael Fletcher as our newest Trustee.

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New CEO starts at the Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation, welcomes lifelong co-operator Nick Crofts as its new CEO.

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New Leader to join Co-op Foundation from January 2021

Long term co-operative advocate, activist and charity leader, Nick Crofts, will join the Co-op Foundation as our new Chief Executive from January 2021.

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Three new Trustees join the Board at Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation, has confirmed the appointment of three new Trustees – Sharon Jones, Sarah Woodcock and Shane Brogan.

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