Groups in the Bridlington area are being urged to apply for Co-op funding

The Co-op, which has supported 28 Bridlington causes with £89,000 over the past three years, is targeting its funding at local organisations that are working towards community wellbeing.

Sunday, 14th June 2020, 9:15 am
Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value at the Co-op.

As its 2021 Local Community Fund application period opens, the Co-op is looking for projects in the Bridlington area that are supporting access to essential services, for example food banks or green spaces, improving mental and physical wellbeing or building community resilience.

Groups involved in any of these activities are being urged to apply to be a beneficiary of the scheme which paid out an average of almost £5,000 to 4,500 causes across the UK last year.

Co-op members, who receive a personal reward for themselves with one per cent of what they spend on Co-op own label products and services going to local causes, have a say in how the money is allocated.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value, at the Co-op, said: “The Co-op Local Community Fund supports grass-roots projects across the UK that our members care about.

“We want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.

“I would urge any group that feels it fits our criteria to apply for funding. We know they need a funding boost now more than ever.”

Causes in this area wanting more information about applying for the next round of the Co-op’s Local Community Fund can visit the causes.coop.co.uk website.

The closing date for applications is 28 June.