Helping our communities

Helping Communities

As a co-operative and a truly local business we believe in supporting the local community and the people within it. 

We run a scheme called Community Champions which links each of our members to a local good cause and includes colleague fundraising too. Tens of thousands of pounds are shared out between those groups each year.

We also support lots of community groups and initiatives through sponsorship - from sports organisations like the Mid Lincs Youth Football League to arts projects such as Lincoln's 100 Voices Trail to mark 100 years of RAF.   

We also work to support education by delivering different lessons and information sessions in schools around our trading area. 

Our staff each get two paid volunteering days each year so they can help out on community projects.

We also look after our local environment with projects such as our community garden.

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Community Cuppa

Local residents, community and voluntary groups will come together over a cuppa and cake as part of a new scheme designed to tackle loneliness and social isolation.

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Community garden

Calling green-fingered volunteers - it's time to pick up tools and help out at your local community garden.



As well as the well-known outlets like food stores, pharmacies and post offices the Society also runs three libraries.

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

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Staff volunteering

Our colleagues are keen to make a difference in their local communities –that’s why we offer each one of our 2,800 staff the chance spend two days per year doing paid volunteering.

Supporting Education

Supporting education

Education and training is important to us at Lincolnshire Co-op - in fact, it's one of the seven co-operative principles that we follow.

Charitable Support Policy

Charitable support policy

As a local co-operative business, supporting the local charities and good causes in the areas where we trade is fundamental to our mission to be a successful co-operative. We help to support hundreds of local charities, community groups and projects each year.

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