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Since the Community Champions scheme launched in 2013, we’ve helped a wide range of local groups and charities to make life better in their communities.

The Community Champions scheme is just one of the ways that we share our profits with the community. Every time a member shops at one of our branches using their dividend card, a donation is made through the scheme. Proceeds from the carrier bag levy and fundraising by colleagues also go into the pot.

How do I become a Community Champion? 

Applications for the next community quarter are now open

Application forms are available online to download here and you can also pick one up in your local Lincolnshire Co-op food store.

Click here to download an application form.

During the last community quarter in Autumn 2018, a whopping £109,713 was raised for local groups. To find the full list of groups we helped in the last community quarter click here.

How has our fundraising helped so far?

Monks Abbey Primary School in the centre of Lincoln will use the funding to provide and improve the valued services the school offers to their students. From offering quiet areas at lunchtimes to learning materials, our donations are helping them to continually grow the services they are able to provide.

Alford Primary School used our donation to create a mud hut and kitchen for the children to enjoy!

The Drill Hall in Lincoln will be able to continue to provide the opportunities for young and old to take part in the Arts. The funding will also allow them to keep the auditorium up and running. Find out more about the Drill Hall here.

What type of groups do we support?

We fundraise for different causes every three months - it can be good causes tackling a local topical or social need, health groups, environmental groups and local community groups and good causes.   

If you want to know who your latest Community Champion is then you can look on your till receipt, on the stand in your local branch or find out more here.

Holding a fundraiser and looking for a raffle prize?

As well as Community Champions we also offer support with fundraising by donating raffle prizes or refreshments. If you have fundraising event coming up, then please take a letter in to your local food store to ask for help.

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