Community Champions is Lincolnshire Co-op’s way of sharing our profits with the community. As we’re owned by our members, we want to put them firmly in the driving seat, giving them the power to help their local community.
Every time a member shops with us using their dividend card, a donation will go to a nominated local charity or community group in their area. The beauty of Community Champions is that the more members spend, the more each local groups receive. During the 3 month period that Champions are nominated for, they can expect to raise between around £250 - £1,500. This depends on the number of members in the area who shop with us during that period but the sky’s the limit to how much could be raised. Nominated Champions change every 3 months so hundreds of charities throughout our area can benefit, we expect the total donated to be around £200,000 each year!
As part of Community Champions, members also have the option of choosing to support a charity or community group of their choice from our central list. Charities or community groups who join our central list will receive the total amount raised by members who support them in October each year.
Here’s a short video to introduce Community Champions: