Community Token Scheme
Our Community Token Scheme is how our members can have a say on how we support local good causes – every time they use one of our food stores.
Every time one of our members shops with us they’re given a green token, which they pop in the box of the good cause they want to support. The more tokens a good cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive – up to £500!
How it works
Local good causes can apply at any time to take part in our Community Token scheme – you just have to be a member of our co-op and meet our community funding policy.
The Community Token Scheme is split into four funding rounds each year - you can find the dates below.
16th September - 15th December 2019
16th December 2019 - 15th March 2020
16th March - 14th June
15th June - 13th September
14th September - 13th December
During each funding round our members will have a chance to vote on the local good cause they want to support by popping a green token in a box. Tokens are only given out to our members. It’s one of the ways we give them a say in what how we support our community.
At the end of each funding round, the project that has received the most tokens receives £500, second place receives £300 and third place £200.
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.