Local causes

Fourth Reserve

In 2019 we delivered £17m* to over 4,000 local causes, thanks to our members.

When Co-op members shop with us, 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through our Local Community Fund. Members can choose a local cause that they want their 1%** to support.

See your local causes

Become a Co-op Member

To get involved in the next Big Co-op Payout, sign up to become a member for £1 and choose a local cause to support in your community.

You'll also get 5% of what you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services back to spend on your next shop.

Become a Co-op Member

How the Local Community Fund works

Every time our members shop at Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products helps to fund community projects in their local area.

Members can select which cause their 1%** goes to, so the more members that pick your project, the more money you'll get.

We choose new causes for our communities every 12 months.

Find out more


Terms and conditions

*The amount raised and given to local causes has been generated from the 1% our Members earn for local causes when they buy selected Co-op branded products and services from selected Co-op Group businesses. This doesn’t include purchases made in non-Co-op branded stores or independent societies. For more details view our Local Community Fund website.

**5% + 1% applies when members buy selected Co-op branded products in Co-op Group food stores. 5% + 1% not available in independent societies including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star co-operatives or in affiliated retailers including NISA or Costcutter. Exclusions and restrictions apply. For more details view our Membership terms and conditions.