Co-op local causes

Giving is better together

Members are helping community spaces like Woodchurch Methodist Church to provide varied and enjoyable activites for the community

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 improve community spaces

Woodchurch Methodist Church on the Wirral were a round 1 cause and received £3,878 from Co-op's local community fund in November 2017 - they're using the money to improve important shared facilities used by over 300 local people. They provide lots of weekly activities for the community including exercise groups, education and job clubs and a weekly lunch.

In the last 2 years, we've provided 75,000 meals. And we do all of that through funding from local charities and from the Co-op.

David Dorword, Founder.
Woodchurch have used the money they’ve received to run and develop lots of courses to connect people in the community, including cooking, card making and computer skills.
In true community spirit, everyone gets together at Woodchurch Methodist Church to knit and natter, meet new friends or simply support each other with tea, laughter and chat.

Use our storefinder to find out if you earn rewards in your local store.

If you're a local organisation get more information on how to become one of our causes and advertising your cause to our members.

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.