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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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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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