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The Co-operative Community Dividend Fund

As a co-operative, supporting our communities is a key element of our ethos and an essential part of this is our Community Dividend Fund. The fund allows us to make a difference, by developing and improving the communities which we serve by donating grants ranging from £100 to £3,000.

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About The Co-operative Community Dividend Fund

The Community Dividend Fund has been relaunched in an effort to offer vital support to good causes, groups and charities. Groups can now apply for between £100 to £3,000 every 2 years to help projects that aim to support access to food, health and wellbeing, inclusion and the environment. The average grant is £2,000.

Following a revamp of the fund, we now ask all applicants to ensure their projects align with one or more of the below areas:

  • Access to food – improving access to food in a way that encourages healthy, balanced choices to be made
  • Health and wellbeing - projects that directly or indirectly promote physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Inclusion projects - directly or indirectly support greater inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups
  • Environment – inside and outside spaces that support increased sustainability e.g. energy saving projects, sustainable travel, biodiversity and food security

Grants are available to full members of Central England Co-op in the following areas: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Full Membership, with associated democratic rights, takes effect six months following the full payment of the minimum one £1 share to the Society. Full terms and conditions can be found at

The next deadline for applications is 30th November 2023.

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