Our token scheme

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What is the Token Scheme? 

At the East of England Co-op we support our local communities by running a token scheme across our food stores giving local good causes a chance to collect a share of a £1000 donation every three months.

Our Community Token Scheme is how we, and our members help support local good causes.

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 their share of the donation – up to £500!

Every three months, we choose 96 new good causes to support across our stores in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

This is how our scheme works:

Groups can apply at any time but applications are assessed every three months. Each time a selection of good causes are chosen and are allocated a token box in a cluster of stores close to their area.

When a member shops with us they will be given a green token to place in the box of their choice. At the end of the three month period the tally from each store across the cluster will be added together to show how the funding will be divided between the causes. The funding will be shared by the split of £500, £300 or £200.

The periods for our scheme in 2018/19 are:

17th December 2018 - 17th March 2019
18th March - 16th June
17th June - 15th September
16th September - 15th December

If you are not successful the first time don’t worry as your application will be held on file for the following three time periods and will be considered 4 times in total over a 12 month period, however once this period is over you will be required to re-apply. Please be aware that we receive a large number of applications which unfortunately means we may not be able to support all who apply.

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

Apply for the Token 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.