Since it was established in April 2020, the East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund has donated grants between £1,000 and £5,000 to 163 projects, directly benefitting more than 95,000 people.
Applications for our Community Cares Fund are currently closed, however if you're considering applying for future rounds please read the below information.
Who can apply?
You can apply for the East of England co-op Community Cares fund if you're a voluntary or community group, social enterprise organisation (VCSE) or charity looking to create or adapt services or activities to address local needs where the East of England Co-op trades.
You must be based in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire and within a reasonable distance of one or more of our stores or branches (meaning recipients are likely to be aware of or use our services).
To find out where your nearest East of England Co-op Food store, Travel branch or Funeral branch is, click here to go to our store locator. Select the option for 'All branches'.
You cannot re-apply to this fund in consecutive years. If you've received a grant from the Community Cares fund previously, there must be at least 12 months since your last end of grant report was received.