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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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Looking out for friends when they need it most

New research from Co-op Foundation shows a year of lockdowns have encouraged young people to reach out and show others they care.

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We’re looking for local young people to join our advisory group

Co-op Foundation is calling on young people aged 13 to 25 from the North West to apply to join its Youth Advisory Group.

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Co-op Foundation awards £400k to keep communities connected

We’ve awarded £400k to organisations to help them continue to build connections and tackle isolation and loneliness in the community.

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New guide being created to help charities recruit Black and Asian trustees, thanks to Co-op Foundation grant

We’ve awarded funding to help a nationwide campaign increase the racial diversity of charity trustees.

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Co-op Foundation awards £1.8m to empower young people

Co-op Foundation has awarded the largest amount of funding from its #iwill Fund to date.

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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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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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