Funding boost for charities and local groups
A NUMBER of North Manchester charities and community groups are set for a funding boost after the Co-op announced the latest beneficiaries of its membership scheme.
When a Co-op member buys ownbrand products from food stores or a funeral plan or funeral from Funeralcare they earn a five per cent reward for themselves with a further one per cent going to local good causes.
The average payout to good causes from the first round of the membership scheme in April was £3,625.
The latest groups which will benefit from the fund include North East Manchester (Hope Methodist) Brownies, Coolshade Community Musical Workshop in Moston, 401st Manchester Scout Group, Homestart Oldham, Stockport and Tameside, Maggie’s Centres and the Rotary Club of Oldham Metro.
Chief membership officer at the Co-op, Rufus Olins, said: “By voting for the good causes that they want to support, our members are telling us what really matters in their communities and great things are happening as a result.”
To find out more about the scheme visit coop.co.uk/ membership.