Grant maker

Co-Op Foundation

http://www.coop.co.uk/foundation

(Registered Charity No: 1093028)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Over the last five years they've made 157 significant donations totalling £6,160,250

When Amount Grantee To be used for
02/08/2019 £20,000 UK Youth Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
02/08/2019 £20,000 Step Up To Serve Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
02/08/2019 £10,000 Trinity Project Supporting local people in Cardiff to learn more about gardening, cooking and arts and craft
02/08/2019 £10,000 Coeden Fach Community Interest Company Based in Bishopston near Swansea, Coeden Fach are opening up a new green space for the community to access.
29/07/2019 £20,000 Social Change Agency Development of a ‘Young Trustees Movement’ aiming to double the representation of young people on charity Boards over the next five years
29/07/2019 £20,000 NYA Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
10/05/2019 £10,000 Groundwork North East Young people from Middleborough will undertake research to better understand the role that social action plays in reducing loneliness amongst young people.
26/04/2019 £35,000 Ovalhouse Young people experiencing or at risk of loneliness will design and build a temporary theatre space which will then be used for summer holiday activities for young people in Brixton.
15/04/2019 £30,000 FROG A newly refurbished neighbourhood centre will offer a range of activities, services and events for local people.
12/04/2019 £10,000 Off The Record Young people in Bristol who have experience of youth social action and loneliness will deliver research to examine the relationship between the two.
12/04/2019 £10,000 Youth Focus: North East Young people from Gateshead and Middleborough will undertake research to better understand the role that social action plays in reducing loneliness amongst young people.
12/04/2019 £10,000 The Proud Trust In Manchester, young people from the LGBTQ+ community will explore the barriers and benefits of getting involved in youth social action.
12/04/2019 £10,000 Torbay Community Development Trust Young researchers in Torbay will investigate the impact of social action on loneliness through focus groups and community outreach events.
11/04/2019 £170,000 Co-op College Supporting young people in Manchester, Hartlepool and Plymouth to learn about co-operative values in their community and run their own social action projects to address loneliness.
11/04/2019 £35,000 Books Beyond Words "Friends Old and New" is an #iwill funded project in Thanet where young people with learning disabilities are being introduced to Beyond Words book clubs to make new friends and learn about social action.
11/04/2019 £40,000 Welcome to our Woods Timber, biomass and wood recycling business will mean that the woodland can be sustainably managed and generate an income to ensure that local people can access the woodland and activities connecting them with nature.
11/04/2019 £50,000 CAST Year two development of the Charity Digital Code of Practice. Funding will help to expand and develop the existing code and support more charities to respond to the changes in the needs, behaviours and expectations of the communities they support.
18/03/2019 £40,000 White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures Refurbishment and redevelopment of the Observer Building as a multi-purpose community hub, involving local people through the organisation workshop method.
15/03/2019 £40,000 Rotherham Rise A new cafe and community space will give local people somewhere to meet and socialise, as well as raising funds for Rotherham Rise's core services to support people affected by domestic and sexual abuse.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Fat Macy's Co-designing changes to their bootcamp to include consideration of wellbeing and mental health.
20/12/2018 £10,000 TDC Testing a partnership approach with a tech-focused organisation to facilitate young inventor activity and develop creative approaches.
20/12/2018 £10,000 SkyWay Charity Setting up social action task forces, who will be challenged to raise awareness of youth loneliness. Learning will feed into their programmes.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Osmani Trust Developing a community digital cafe and games room for young people in their building
20/12/2018 £10,000 Daisy Chain Improving their current site to increase accessible activities
20/12/2018 £10,000 Helix Arts Co-designing events and improvements connected to local footpaths
20/12/2018 £10,000 Creative Arts East Consulting with young people in three residential areas, looking at loneliness and how they can feel more empowered to use and own identified spaces
20/12/2018 £10,000 Rooted In Developing a former library space for use by young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 Leading Link A project to take a youth club around isolated villages via a camper bus that will act as a mobile youth hub
20/12/2018 £10,000 YMCA Humber Working with young people to identify which spaces they think should be improved in their community, and developing workshops around loneliness.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Groundwork Northamptonshire Developing space and activities at several community centres
20/12/2018 £10,000 OPEN Improving their community space to make it more welcoming and potentially generate hire income
20/12/2018 £10,000 Ideal for All Supporting young disabled people to improve the spaces within the organisation and make it more welcoming to other young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 Positive Steps Making improvements to their community bike shop and community space to make it more welcoming
20/12/2018 £10,000 TDC Supporting young people to audit community spaces and work with community centres to make them more accessible for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 soundLINCS Co-designing improvements to their current space with care leavers to make it more welcoming and able to respond to loneliness
20/12/2018 £10,000 Positive Youth Foundation Co-designing improvements to a community space used by a range of organisations supporting young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 OSCAR Birmingham Creating a dedicated social space for young people accessing their services
20/12/2018 £10,000 Exposure Working with young people to create a number of creative outputs using some key guide topics including making friends, being different, trigger times. This will raise awareness and inform their work and the work of other local organisations.
20/12/2018 £10,000 HCYC Improving a mobile youth space that delivers activities to traveller sites and locations with no community space
20/12/2018 £10,000 Depaul UK Improving a room within their centre for homeless young people to make it more suitable for activity
20/12/2018 £10,000 YMCA North Tyneside Developing their digital connectors project, with young people using digital approaches to connect more isolated young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 North East Young Dads and Lad Project Investigating and co-designing solutions to loneliness for young men, including some inter-generational learning.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Become Co-designing the Passport to Parliament project with care experienced young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 The Sycamore Project - Zac's Youth Bars Co-designing a long-term vision for the current space and upskilling young people so they help work on the improvements
20/12/2018 £10,000 All Saints Youth Project Developing a new space for use by young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 YMCA North Tyneside Improving a digital hub to make it more interesting and welcoming for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 SkyWay Charity Developing a young person-accessible gym
20/12/2018 £10,000 Canal & River Trust Creating a space outdoors that is currently underused land they own, and planning activity other organisations can deliver there
20/12/2018 £10,000 Positive Steps A young apprentice will be supported to conduct focus groups exploring loneliness and developing solutions.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Whizz-Kidz Exploring youth loneliness with wheelchair using young people undertaking a youth-led review of groups for older young people to creating recommendations and actionable insights.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Fat Macy's Running workshops and events to ensure their new space works well for building social connections between the people who use it
20/12/2018 £10,000 Sandwell Young Carers Developing a space with young carers
20/12/2018 £10,000 Himmat Working with young people to co-design solutions to loneliness in a space they know, and develop a programme of activity for a newly-acquired space
20/12/2018 £10,000 Positive Youth Foundation Young people will consult with other young people from a number of different local organisations and then present recommendations for tackling youth loneliness.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Darlington Mind Improving their Mood Food Cafe to make it a nicer space for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 Empowerment Turning an empty space in their building in to "The Den" - a dedicated space for young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 THROUGH UNITY Running a theatre project on a number of housing estates, enabling young people to tell their story, reduce loneliness and engage in positive activity
20/12/2018 £10,000 City Arts Nottingham Creating new activity and enabling young people to reimagine their venue using tech.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Libraries Unlimited Project to support young people to make better use of library space and encourage others to access the space, including more vulnerable young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Drake Music Developing ways disabled and non-disabled young people can make music together
20/12/2018 £10,000 The Sycamore Project - Zac's Youth Bars Consulting with young people and looking at ways of integrating this insight into existing provision.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Lifeworks Charity Ltd Working with young people with learning disabilities to develop a space that more rurally isolated peers can access and imprive health and wellbeing
20/12/2018 £10,000 creative sustainability cic Co-production of a theory of change to demonstrate the need for change locally, and mapping out local support.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Minehead Eye CIC Improving a youth club and its outside space
20/12/2018 £10,000 Right Resolution CIC Rennovating a community cafe space, specifically with care leavers
20/12/2018 £10,000 RJ Working Developing outside space at local schools
20/12/2018 £10,000 iSpace Involving young people in service design for a new building into which they are moving
20/12/2018 £10,000 BEAF Arts Company Ltd Creating a community artwork in their current space, to make the space nicer and increase engagement
20/12/2018 £10,000 Gro-Organic Supporting young people to co-design new plans for a disused bowling green
17/12/2018 £20,000 Oban Communities Trust Oban communities trust took on the former Rockfield Primary School site after the community came together to protest the building's demolition. They are now working to redevelop it as a local arts and community facility for the town of Oban and surroundin
06/12/2018 £78,142 RSBC Supper clubs for visually impaired young people across London, developing their networks and building confidence and skills through talks and workshops.
06/12/2018 £75,111 Scotswood Garden Sessions for young people aged 9 to 13 years old and 14 to 18 years old will explore what it means to be lonely and create opportunities to find solutions.
06/12/2018 £79,750 Ideal for All Disabled young people will co-design and run activities that offer improved social and learning time with peers experiencing similar barriers, develop new skills and improve mental wellbeing.
06/12/2018 £79,120 St Luke's CARES "Young Commissioners" will create a Connection Commission to research youth loneliness with their peers and work with adult co-commissioners to report back findings and solutions.
06/12/2018 £79,450 A New Direction Working with London's Virtual School to support young people in care to develop a programme of arts-based activity that helps build connections with their peers.
06/12/2018 £67,854 Gaddum Centre Working in partnership Manchester Metropolitan University, using music, digital tools and AI to connect young carers and help them discuss their feelings.
06/12/2018 £79,828 Barnardo's The "Care Leavers Unite Bristol" (CLUB) project will grow a programme of social activities for isolated care leavers to engage with peers and develop skills and confidence.
06/12/2018 £72,843 DEBRA Epidermolysis Bullosa (a rare skin condition) connection groups, supported by young panel members, will connect young people to mentoring and peer support, creating safe places to develop ambitions and discuss difficult topics.
06/12/2018 £79,802 The Children's Society A national network of "Young Carer Champions" will co-produce a programme of support and training workshops for other young carers so they can increase connections.
06/12/2018 £39,812 Ourside Youth Association An expanded series of "Pop-up Youth Clubs" in places where young people go will help develop young people's confidence, resilience and understanding of loneliness.
06/12/2018 £79,969 YMCA Bradford Unemployed young people will work together to co-develop ecotherapy activities, including walks, conservation and other outdoor activity, to reduce loneliness and explore barriers to employment.
06/12/2018 £77,058 MAP Developing a life-coaching and group work programme and co-designing a campaign raising awareness of youth loneliness with young people.
06/12/2018 £80,000 Youth Focus: North East "Community Hosting" will help build relationships between groups of unemployed young people from urban and rural environments, creating connections and tackling isolation.
06/12/2018 £77,388 Boxing Futures This social connection programme will support 40 young women from disadvantaged communities to use Boxercise as a tool to explore emotions and develop peer mentoring skills.
06/12/2018 £43,170 CHIVA Work with Turtle Arts to bring young people with HIV together to build friendships, create music and record podcasts that will be showcased online.
06/12/2018 £79,044 Health for All Groups of care leavers will come together to develop activities and workshops that build connections. A school group will help prepare young people for life after school and care.
06/12/2018 £73,970 St Werburghs City Farm This volunteering and enterprise-focused outdoor programme will help local young people with mental health difficulties come up with fun business ideas together, building connections and confidence.
06/12/2018 £79,823 Edward's Trust Building a community of bereaved young people to develop training for employers, run peer mentoring schemes and provide outreach to their peers to tackle youth loneliness.
06/12/2018 £79,755 New Horizon Youth Centre Young people will design and develop the "Together Project" to help them feel better connected to the community and develop good quality relationships.
06/12/2018 £63,219 Chain Reaction "Action4Gasgoigne" will support young people to plan and deliver youth social action events for their peers to overcome problems they've identified on their local estate.
06/12/2018 £78,707 Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity A beatboxing and vocal coaching project for hospitalised young people with cystic fibrosis will reduce the negative impact from hospital stays. Extra tools will be created for those needing remote support.
06/12/2018 £75,935 Asfaleia A co-designed programme will support young people at risk of, or with experience of, homelessness to help them maintain their tenancies and access activities to reduce loneliness.
29/11/2018 £70,000 TwentyTwenty "Journey to work" is a six-month programme of peer guidance and one-to-one support that will help young people struggling with employment be better prepared for work.
29/11/2018 £136,250 Youth Cymru Young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds will work across Wales to tackle loneliness through youth social action and support to embed learning into national decision making.
29/11/2018 £70,000 Whizz-Kidz A national personal development programme to help young wheelchair users make friends, learn skills and take on leadership roles that boost their confidence.
29/11/2018 £70,000 BYDP "Mind the Gap" will support disadvantaged young people, including refugees and asylum seekers, to learn new skills and deliver campaigns that help tackle loneliness during the move to secondary school.
29/11/2018 £70,000 Carefree Cornwall Opportunities for care-experienced young people to volunteer as peer mentors, running drop-in sessions and support groups to help others better understand loneliness.
29/11/2018 £70,000 Aquarius Creating a youth-led network of mentors to run face-to-face mentoring, training events and youth groups for young people who have experience of substance misuse.
29/11/2018 £70,000 KIDS A secret shopper programme with disabled young people in Islington to tackle loneliness, evaluate how inclusive local venues are and improve community accessibility.
29/11/2018 £93,750 Youth Action Northern Ireland Young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds will develop skills and confidence by co-leading activities, including campaigns and employability workshops. Learning will help local youth organisations get better at tackling loneliness.
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TO SUPPORT, THROUGH DONATIONS FROM CO-OPERATIVE ORGANISATIONS, MEMBERS, CUSTOMERS, PROJECTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF OTHER SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES WHICH WILL BENEFIT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH BUSINESSES OF CO-OPERATIVE GROUP (CWS) LIMITED OPERATE THROUGHOUT THE AREA OF BENEFIT ESPECIALLY WHERE THE PROJECTS ARE SELF-HELP AND TO SUPPORT PROJECTS OR INITIATIVES THAT PROMOTE CHARITABLE PURPOSES WITHIN COMMUNITIES AND SELF-HELP ORGANISATIONS WHETHER WITHIN THE UK AND THE ISLE OF MAN. IN FURTHERANCE OF THE ABOVE OBJECTS BUT NOT OTHERWISE BY: (1) THE MAKING OF GRANTS TO ORGANISATIONS OF A VOLUNTARY, SELF-HELP OR NOT FOR PROFIT NATURE WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY AND INVOLVED IN PROJECTS PROVIDING LONG TERM BENEFITS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES BY WAY OF PHYSICAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC OR TRAINING OR EDUCATION. (2) THE PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE TO SUCH ORGANISATIONS BY WAY OF ADVICE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, SEMINARS, TRAINING COURSES AND OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY SELF-RELIANCE AND CO-OPERATION. (3) THE PROVISION OF A CENTRAL FOCUS AND INFORMATION POINT FOR DEMONSTRATING THE BENEFIT OF COMMUNITY SELF RELIANCE AND CO-OPERATION. (4) UNDERTAKING, COMMISSIONING AND FUNDING RESEARCH, ENQUIRIES OR REPORTS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT OR OTHERWISE.