Ilford groups urged to apply for Co-op community fund

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 June 2020

Rebecca Birkbeck. Picture: Co-op

Rebecca Birkbeck. Picture: Co-op


The Co-op, which has supported 87 Ilford causes with £346,400 over the past three years, is targeting its funding at organisations that are working towards community well-being.

As its 2021 Local Community Fund application period opens, the supermarket chain is looking for projects that are supporting access to essential services, for example foodbanks or green spaces, improving mental and physical wellbeing or building community resilience.

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Groups involved in any of these activities are being urged to apply to be a beneficiary of the scheme which paid out an average of almost £5,000 to 4,500 causes across the UK last year.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value at the Co-op, said: “We want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.”

Visit The closing date for applications is June 28.

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