Co-op local causes

Giving is better together

Members are helping Musical Connections bring local communities together through a range of musical activity groups

Co-op local causes

£19 million for 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 food products in our stores and selected services, as well as money raised from sales of carrier bags and Co-op scratch cards in our stores, 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 us bring people together

Musical Connections, based in York, offer a range of musical activity groups and classes in the local community. They tackle social isolation and loneliness by bringing together different generations of people. The charity receieved £441.53 from Co-op's local community fund - they're using the money to connect with a local taxi service, collecting more elderly and vulnerable people who struggle to get to classes from their own homes.

The money we receive from Co-op Membership will help us collect people from their homes so they don’t miss out. It’s helping us reach as many locals as possible.

Emma Tatnall, Community Involvement Officer
Musical Connections provide a range of classes and activities to local care homes and a weekly community choir.
The charity organise a 'Big Sing' at christmas where children from local schools and colleges perform for others in their community.

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Terms and conditions
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.

See our full Membership terms and conditions.