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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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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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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and grants from public funding

How the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could affect Co-op Foundation partners.

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Covid-19 – still standing with the sector

We want to support our partners experiencing difficulties due to coronavirus. That’s why we’ve subscribed to a statement by London Funders on behalf of grant-making organisations across the UK.

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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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Resources and website launched to help tackle loneliness

A new website and suite of resources to help professionals working with young people identify and tackle youth loneliness with more confidence is launched today.

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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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‘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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