Endangered spaces

Endangered spaces

Whether it’s parks, community centres or sports halls, our shared spaces are under threat. As part of our 3 year community plan, Co-operate 2022, Co-op is aiming to save, improve and protect spaces that matter.

How you can help save a space

We’re partnering with Locality, the national network for community organisations to help save, improve and protect 2,000 spaces by 2022. Our recent report into communities and spaces highlighted that over 16,000 of these community gathering points are under threat.

Fill out a short form and tell us about the local space you want to save, improve and protect. Locality’s Save Our Spaces team will be in touch to let you know what support is available.

Save a space

The type of support available

  • the Co-op Foundation, is inviting community organisations to apply for funding from its new £1.6m partnership with government
  • a dedicated free advice service and a guide from our partner Locality on how to get started (PDF, 21 pages, 352 KB
  • our Co-op Member Pioneers, who will be able to provide the support and advice you need to protect the spaces that matter to you

Endangered Spaces report

Our recent report into communities and spaces highlighted that over 16,000 of these community gathering points are under threat.

Our Community report gives an insight into what matters to people in their local community. Discover the scale of the endangered spaces issue by reading the report.