Updated 16th Nov 2022

Co-op Foundation’s new funding webinar

Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 23 November at 10-11am to announce its new Future Communities Fund.

This Fund will support voluntary organisations building communities that are:

* Diverse, equitable and inclusive

* Prioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance


Co-op Foundation is the Co-op’s charity and they’re co-operating for a fairer world. 

They recently launched a new five-year strategy, called ‘Building communities of the future together’. This outlines their plan to pioneer a more co-operative way of funding organisations to help create future, fair communities.

They worked with young people directly to develop this strategy and a Future Communities Vision.

The Future Communities Fund is the first round of funding under this new strategy and this will focus on supporting voluntary organisations that are building communities that are:

* Diverse, equitable and inclusive


* Prioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance.

These are two of their new Foundation strategic priorities.

Join this webinar to learn more about their funding offer. They will offer unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 per year, for up to 5 years.

The broad aim of the programme is to help create a world of diverse and inclusive communities, where the systemic issues of inequity and injustice, especially for young people are addressed.

In order to achieve this, they are looking for eligible charitable organisations which:

  • Have an annual turnover of £250k or less
  • Have young people’s voices from all backgrounds and abilities at the core of their delivery
  • Advocate for diversity and inclusion in all areas of society
  • Actively engage with young people from diverse communities in a meaningful and inclusive way
  • Have experience of removing barriers and providing opportunities for young people
  • Have experience of delivering meaningful youth social action which supports young people into leadership roles
  • Are able to demonstrate they have experience of co-operation/collaboration

They plan to open access to their initial eligibility applications at 9am on 25 November 2022 and close at 12pm (midday) on 23 December 2022. 

How to register for the webinar to find out more

They would like to invite interested organisations to join their webinar 10-11am on 23 November and you can sign up to attend here.