Support for community groups

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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.

During our community quarter, which takes place from September to November each year, we concentrate on supporting smaller, local groups - from scouts and brownies to dog rescue charities and bowls clubs and many more.

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.

During our community quarter we hope to support as many local good causes as possible and help raise between £500 and £1,000 per charity or community group selected.

What type of groups do we support?

During the last community quarter in Autumn 2018, a whopping £109,713 was raised for local groups.

Here are just a few of them and how your donations have helped…

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

To find the full list of groups we helped in the last community quarter click here.

How do I become a Community Champion? 

Applications for the next community quarter will open in May 2019.

Application forms will be available online to download and you’ll also be able to pick one up in your local Lincolnshire Co-op food store.

Keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for updates on when the applications are open. 

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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