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Grangetown – a community united

Co-op Foundation awarded £80,000 to the Future Regeneration of Grangetown to help them turn a derelict building into a vibrant and sustainable community hub.

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Penny’s story – beating loneliness by helping her peers

Our Lonely Not Alone research shows that 73% of young people have taken an action to help their peers beat loneliness. Penny from Whizz-Kidz is one of those young people.

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Using drama to beat loneliness and build connections

Tianna, 19, is one of 22 young people who used their experiences growing up in East London to create a play that focussed on issues that mattered to them and their peers.

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Disabled young people improving spaces in their community

Olly is one of 16 young people who’ve been empowered by a ‘Secret Shopper’ programme from our Belong partner KIDS to advocate for more accessible businesses and spaces across Islington, in north London.

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Dewsbury young people focus on their 2020 vision

Young people from Dewsbury, in West Yorkshire, have created a toolkit that will help adults make youth activities more meaningful and youth spaces more welcoming, thanks to a grant from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand.

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‘If you’re not with your friends, you’re not making memories’

10 young leaders from our Belong partner, Whizz-Kidz, discussed loneliness and campaigns to make spaces more accessible for young disabled people at a residential funded through the Building Connections Fund Youth strand.

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Hat trick of wins for young people tackling loneliness

Warrington Youth Club used a grant from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand to empower young people to tackle anti-social behaviour, overcome loneliness and improve their wellbeing through football.

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Doing it by the book at The Old Library

A south-London youth club based in a former library used a grant from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand to make their open-access youth space a quieter and more welcoming place to be.

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Welcome to our Woods

Wednesday 1 May 2019 A Treherbert-based social enterprise dedicated to managing local woodland sustainably has received a £90,000 funding boost from the Co-op Foundation. Welcome to Our Woods Ltd is the first group to “bag” a share of a new £1 million fund from Co-op’s charity, generated through the sale…

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