Community Giving Scheme

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What is the Community Giving Scheme?

Our Community Giving Scheme provides our members the opportunity to support a wide range of good causes in their local communities by choosing who receives a share of our donation £2,500.

East of England Co-op members who use our Funeral Services have a chance to vote for one of three good causes.

This is how our scheme works:

Local community groups and charities can apply at any time, with all applications assessed once every three months. The successful applicants will be allocated a selection of funeral branches in which they will be supported.

Every three months we share £2,500 between good causes across our region, with the opportunity of receiving £1,250, £750 or £500.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, the three monthly periods will run as follows:

1st November 2018 – 31st January 2019
1st February 2019 – 30th April 2019
1st May 2019 – 31st July 2019
1st August 2019 – 31st October 2019

If you are not successful the first time don’t worry. Your application will be held on file for 12 months and will automatically be considered for another three month period. After 12 months you will be required to re-apply.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we unfortunately may not be able to support all who apply. You will only be contacted if you have been successful.

You, or your group, must be an East of England Co-op member to apply. You can join online or in-store. Our Community Share Account application can be found here.

Apply for the Giving Scheme here

If you would like your community group to have the chance to collect a share of the funding just complete the short online application form below. Please take in to account that to apply you must be in some way affliated with the charity or group. 

Please be advised that there are some types of projects that we can’t support. Please check our community funding policy here before you apply.