Apply now for Co-op funding
Community groups and good causes are being urged to apply to The Co-op’s Local Fund before the deadline for applications on Wednesday next week (October 7).
The Co-op’s Local Fund will provide a £750,000 funding boost across Scotland as the community retailer share the money raised through carrier bag charges and sales in their food stores.
They are calling on local causes or community groups interested in ‘carrying away’ a share of the fund to apply online.
It is envisaged that around 1000 groups across Scotland will receive grants of between £200 and £2500 from the fund to make a difference in their community.
In addition to the 5p minimum charge on singleuse bags, The Co- op have also pledged to top-up the fund with proceeds from their range of carriers, including sales of bags- for- life and woven bags.
Applications can be made until midnight on October 7.
The retailer will then give their hundreds of thousands of members in Scotland a chance to vote and have a say how the fund will benefit local communities.