Community Giving Scheme

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Applying for support from the East of England Co-op

This form is the application process for the Community Giving Scheme. We support groups / organisations in our communities in a number of different ways. Please make sure you are applying for the support that best suits your needs.

Our Community Giving Scheme gives members who use our Funeral Services the opportunity to support local good causes.   

How it works 

Local good causes can apply at any time to take part in our Community Giving scheme – you just have to be a member of our co-op and meet our community funding policy.

The Community Giving Scheme is split into four funding rounds each year - you can find the dates below. 

Round 1
1st November 2018 – 31st January 2019 

Round 2
1st February – 30th April 2019

Round 3 
1st May – 31st July 2019

Round 4
1st August – 31st October 2019

We support three local good causes per county, and members who use our funeral services will be able to cast their vote by post to tell us the local good cause they want to support.

At the end of each funding round, the project that has received the most tokens receives £1,250, second place receives £750 and third place £500.  

Don’t worry if you’re not successful the first time, we keep applications for a year, so you’ll have four chances to be part of the scheme.   

We do however receive a large number of applications which unfortunately means we may not be able to support everyone who applies.  

If you do not get selected, you can re-apply to be part of the scheme after a year.  

You or your group must be an East of England Co-op member to apply. You can join online now  or in-store. 

Apply for Community Giving Scheme

By completing this form, you are applying to take part in our Community Giving Scheme.

Don't forget, you must be a member of the East of England Co-op to apply and you must meet the criteria set out in our Community Funding Policy.