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.