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Helping charities and community groups

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From fundraising campaigns and volunteering to providing local services and sharing your stories, here’s how we’re supporting local charities and community groups…


Odd pence

Each year members receive a dividend bonus and you can choose to donate the odd pence to local groups and charities, in 2022 this added up to over £20,000.

To donate your odd pence, follow the 4 easy steps below.

  1. Log into your member account you can use the sign in button above.
  2. Scroll down the 'My details' page.
  3. Tick the box next to the wording 'I wish to donate the odd pence from my dividend bonus...'
  4. Click 'update details' and you're done!

Thank you in advance for your support.


Community Champions

Community Champion is our way of giving back to our local communities. Each year, with your help, we support hundreds of local charities and community groups raising money from £200 - £100,000.

We change the charities each quarter to give plenty of charities and causes a chance.

Find out how to apply and who we’re currently supporting.


Volunteering

We’re keen to make a difference in our local communities – that’s why we offer each colleague the chance to spend up to 2 days a year doing paid volunteering. Our Engagement Team will agree the project and arrange for a team of colleagues to undertake the work.

Find out more about Colleague Volunteering.

As well as bringing a team of colleagues to help, we’re also proud to work in partnership with groups to run community volunteering activities such as clean ups, where we invite the public to join in as well. If you’d like to work with us on a community volunteering event then email community@lincolnshire.coop.


Community Support Policy

As a local co-operative business, supporting local charities and groups is a fundamental part of how we’re making life better in our communities.

Our Community Support Policy outlines how we give support and who we give support to.

Read our charitable support policy.

If you're part of a local group or cause that could benefit from support, get in touch with your community co-ordinator.

Find your local community co-ordinator.


Libraries

One way Lincolnshire Co-op supports the community is to run vital services. We currently run 3 libraries in Waddington, Spilsby and Holbeach.

All of the libraries are supported by teams of dedicated volunteers from the local area.

Discover more about our libraries.


Toy Appeal

Holidaymakers can support an initiative which fundraisers to buy toys for disadvantaged children, by donating £1 when they book a break in one of our travel branches.

We work with a few local community-based charities to support existing Toy Bank appeals. Throughout November, our travel branches also act as a collection point for anyone wanting to donate toys and gifts to their local appeal.

Read more about Travel's Toy Bank.


Community Co-ordinators

We have a team of nine community co-ordinators. Their role is to understand the needs of their local community and support groups and projects. They connect people and organisations, help with funding or volunteering, and make connections with our branches.

If you're a member of a group or club that could do with a bit of support, just get in touch with your local co-ordinator using the information below. If you're unsure which area you fall into, scroll to the bottom of the page to see where your community is. If your group is wider than a specific area feel free to contact the Community team on 01522 544 632 or email community@lincolnshire.coop.

Find your community co-ordinator.


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