Our Member Pioneers bring people together to make great things happen in their local community. See the difference they make and find out how they can help you get things started in your community.
Co-op members help to support local causes
Thanks to our members, together we've helped raise an amazing £19 million for local causes since November 2017.
We give 1% of what members spend on Co-op branded products in our stores and selected services, as well as money raised from sales of carrier bags, to local projects – from improving community spaces or helping school leavers learn life skills, to simply connecting people.
So just by buying a pint of milk from one of our stores, you could help make things better in your community.
Members can sign in to see the causes their local Co-op is supporting and choose which one they want their own money to go to.
Thanks for helping young people
The OnTrak bicycle recycling project in Bradford gives local youths and school leavers the chance to learn practical engineering skills. Just one of our local causes sharing in the £19 million raised by our members and customers.
Use our storefinder to find out if you earn rewards in your local store.
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More of what we do
We believe the future is worth investing in. That's why we've invested in our academies to change the lives of young people across the north of England. Our Academies are built on co-operative principles, encouraging teachers and pupils to work together for a better education and a stronger community.
1%: Members earn 1% for local causes when they buy selected Co-op branded products and services from selected Co-op Group businesses. 1% cannot be earned in independent societies including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star co-operatives or in the stores of affiliated retailers (such as NISA or Costcutter) that do not operate under the Co-op brand. Exclusions and restrictions apply.
£19 million: The amount raised and given to local causes has been generated between November 2017 and October 2018 from the 1% members earned, proceeds from the carrier bag levy, Co-op scratch cards and profits from the sale of our reusable bags. This doesn't include purchases made in non-Co-op branded stores (such as NISA and Costcutter) or independent socities including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star. Membership terms and conditions apply.