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£1.3m of projects now tackling carbon emissions

Our Carbon Innovation Fund is a £3m partnership, part-funded through the sale of compostable carrier bags in Co-op stores.

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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

We’re building on our commitment to increase diversity in charity leadership through £155k worth of grants.

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Co-op Foundation funding initiatives to improve diversity in tech

We have awarded more than £50,000 to eight north-west organisations working to make the tech industry more responsible and inclusive.

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Young people share tips to beat loneliness in the run up to a festive period dogged by Covid

The Lonely Not Alone digital universe is a safe space for young people to share and read stories of tackling loneliness.

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Launching our £3m Carbon Innovation Fund

Organisations tackling climate change are invited to apply for funding of up to £100k from a new partnership between the Co-op Foundation and Co-op.  

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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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One small step for young people, one giant leap for tackling youth loneliness

Our campaign, Lonely Not Alone, has launched to help lonely young people share stories and improve mental wellbeing through a new digital universe.

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Co-op Foundation research finds loneliness is contributing to poor mental wellbeing for millions of young people

Our One Small Step report finds that 1.9 million young people feel chronically lonely and its impacting their mental wellbeing.

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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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Young Scot puts young people at the forefront of combatting loneliness

Young people in Scotland will be taking a local, national and digital approach to tackling loneliness for their peers, thanks to a £105,000 Co-op Foundation grant for Young Scot.

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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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‘No surprise’ young people most affected by lockdown loneliness, says Co-op Foundation CEO

Young people are more likely to say their well-being has been affected by the coronavirus through feeling lonely in the last seven days, according to new research.

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