Applications are now open for local projects to receive funding from the Co-op. Each year 1% of everything local members spend on Co-op-branded goods, plus the plastic bag levy from local stores, is shared between the projects that help the local community.
Since last year the type of bodies that can apply has been expanded to include co-operatives and voluntary groups as well as charities.
However this year for the first time, projects must align with one or more of the three themes that the Co-op is prioritising:
Help a local community come together to save, build, fix or improve indoor or outdoor local spaces
Support the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing activities
Help people reach their full potential by developing their skills
Please help alert organisations that run local projects to make sure thay apply by 16 June!
GM Cooperative Commission - call for evidence
The Greater Manchester Cooperative Commission, launched by Mayor Andy Burnham, is calling for evidence - where good cooperatrive things are happening and what new things we can do to make Greater Manchester the most cooperative place in the UK.