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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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£1m fund available for Welsh community groups

Co-op Foundation is launching a new £1 million fund today (Wednesday, 1 May) to enable groups in Wales with a community and environmental focus to safeguard spaces and become more sustainable.

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We’re investing £1.1 million into youth social action projects

Young people with learning disabilities will be matched with volunteers who’ll help them plan nights out and go to gigs, thanks to funding announced today by Co-op Foundation to tackle youth loneliness (22 January).

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We’re investing £1.5m to help young people improve spaces

Unused cafes and empty office units will be transformed into digital hubs and creative art studios thanks to almost £1.5 million of grants to improve young people’s access to under-used community spaces and tackle youth loneliness.

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Seven more start-ups to join The Federation’s social entrepreneur hub

Emerging social enterprises that train homeless people to become tour guides, support food banks and teach digital skills to disadvantaged young people will join an innovative tech and social entrepreneur hub in Manchester city centre this month.

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Welcome to our new Belong partners tackling youth loneliness

Today (12 December 2018), Co-op Foundation welcomes 21 new partners into Belong – the UK-wide network of organisations helping young people beat loneliness.

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UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice launched today

The UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice has launched today (15 November 2018) following an extensive consultation and input from across the sector.

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Organisations invited to tender for contracts boosting youth sector

Co-op Foundation is inviting organisations with the right skills and expertise to tender for two contracts designed to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services.

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Free desk space available for start-ups with a social goal

Start-up social enterprises and organisations with a social goal can now apply for one year of free desk and meeting room space in Manchester city centre.

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Three new Trustees join the Board at Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation, has confirmed the appointment of three new Trustees – Sharon Jones, Sarah Woodcock and Shane Brogan.

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Community-owned sports facility a step closer, with our funding

A new state-of-the-art community and sports academy in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, is a step closer thanks to a successful community share offer invested in by local people and co-operative partners, including the Co-op Foundation.

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£2 million of funding available to tackle youth loneliness

Charity and community organisations tackling youth loneliness across England can apply from today (15 August 2019) for a share of £2 million to expand or enhance their support for young people.

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