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Covid-19 – a message for our partners

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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‘We are lonely, but 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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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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We continue funding for year two of the Charity Digital Code

A second year of funding has been agreed today (20 June 2019) for the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice.

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Free desk space and support available for start-ups that benefit communities

Start-ups that use technology to support communities to co-operate, encourage innovation or boost people’s health, wellbeing or skills have until 31 July to apply for free desk space and support in central Manchester.

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