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Pull your (yellow) socks up and show lonely young people you’re standing with them

Lonely Not Alone is backing and asking you to wear yellow socks and post an Outfit of the Day

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We’re part of the Tackling Loneliness Network

We’ll be sharing insight from our Belong partners who are finding ways to beat youth loneliness during lockdown.

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Young people tackling loneliness in lockdown and beyond

Thursday 16 April 2020 Young people from across England are joining forces this week on the digital conferencing app Zoom to build on a campaign that will help break down the stigma of youth loneliness.  The group of 13 to 25-year olds, most of whom have never met before, are spending five days in online workshops and digital…

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New funding launched to help young people going through bereavement

Organisations across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects that help young people support each other during bereavement.

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Funding available to help young people support each other as they move in to secondary school

Grants of up to £35,000 are available for projects that help young people support each other during the move from primary to secondary education.

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We award £300,000 to help young people advocate to improve community spaces
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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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‘Lonely Not Alone’ campaign launches today

A campaign created by young people to beat the stigma of youth loneliness launches today (Monday 23 September).

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Two weeks left for organisations to apply for funding to help young people advocate to improve community spaces

Applications for Co-op Foundation grants of up to £35,000 to help young people have a say in how community spaces are managed close on 20 September.

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New #iwill funding to help young people advocate to improve community spaces

Community organisations across England are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help young people have a say in how community spaces are managed.

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We’re investing £1.1 million into youth social action projects

Young people with learning disabilities will be matched with volunteers who’ll help them plan nights out and go to gigs, thanks to funding announced today by Co-op Foundation to tackle youth loneliness (22 January).

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We’re investing £1.5m to help young people improve spaces

Unused cafes and empty office units will be transformed into digital hubs and creative art studios thanks to almost £1.5 million of grants to improve young people’s access to under-used community spaces and tackle youth loneliness.

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Welcome to our new Belong partners tackling youth loneliness

Today (12 December 2018), Co-op Foundation welcomes 21 new partners into Belong – the UK-wide network of organisations helping young people beat loneliness.

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Organisations invited to tender for contracts boosting youth sector

Co-op Foundation is inviting organisations with the right skills and expertise to tender for two contracts designed to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services.

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£2 million of funding available to tackle youth loneliness

Charity and community organisations tackling youth loneliness across England can apply from today (15 August 2019) for a share of £2 million to expand or enhance their support for young people.

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Research: More support needed for the youth sector to tackle loneliness

New research published today (9 August 2018) by national charity, UK Youth, funded by Co-op Foundation, suggests youth loneliness is a ‘common experience’.

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