Grant maker

Co-Op Foundation

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

(Registered Charity No: 1093028)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Grants made
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Over the last five years they've made 186 significant donations to registered charities totalling

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
06/11/2019 £10,000 Beechbrae 2 Community woodland run for the benefit of local people. Beechbrae Barn will provide new indoor space to offer more activities to the community and generate income via hire of the Barn for training and conferences.
03/10/2019 £9,202 BEAVERS ARTS LIMITED 5 Create an online horticultural training programme that can be sold to generate income. Funding will also enable intensive engagement activities to increase inclusion and diversity at the farm.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Halifax Opportunities Trust 2 The group plan to carry out consultation events and produce a detailed plan to redevelop a local centre which is currently dilapidated. The conversations will feed into both the architectural feasibility and design work.
03/10/2019 £9,781 ACUMEN COMMUNITY BUILDINGS 1 Plan to consult more than 100 people through workshops and engagement days to discuss how best to use the Old Rectory and Rectory Park, in Houghton-le-Spring, as community spaces.
03/10/2019 £9,935 PRESTON MUSLIM FORUM LIMITED 2 Plan to deliver community engagement events, conversations, activities and workshops to reduce social isolation, strengthen relationships and get new ideas and perspectives.
03/10/2019 £9,825 THE YOUNG BARNET FOUNDATION 2 Will hold six meetings across three hubs to explore opportunities for utilising spaces and collaborative working. Opportunities will be taken forward with local stakeholders to widen provision in the spaces.
03/10/2019 £9,987 HOLBECK ELDERLY AID 6 Will redevelop a church building, creating a community hub to meet local needs. The group plans to facilitate local people to take the project forward by developing their skills and taking on leadership roles.
03/10/2019 £10,000 2Faced Dance Company Limited 1 Will hold conversations and consultation events with local creatives and experts to seek a solution to the lack of artistic and creative spaces within their community.
03/10/2019 £8,000 INDEPENDENT ARTS 7 They will hold a series of creative and accessible community consultations with current and future stakeholders to provide a direction for their work on underused spaces.
03/10/2019 £8,881 PORCHLIGHT 3 Will facilitate discussions with local people on how best to use community spaces and mobilise residents to take action. They will establish a steering group and regular meetings, and organise a community mapping walk.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Amber Valley CVS 1 Community engagement events and activities will explore ideas for the use of an outdoor space. A local fete will ascertain the community’s hopes and expectations of the group.
03/10/2019 £9,270 WINDMILL HILL CITY FARM LIMITED 6 Create an online horticultural training programme that can be sold to generate income. Funding will also enable intensive engagement activities to increase inclusion and diversity at the farm.
03/10/2019 £7,681 THE COLEBRIDGE TRUST LTD 2 A mapping exercise will identify under-used communal spaces. The community will then be engaged to decide how best to use these spaces.
03/10/2019 £8,750 CHICHESTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST 5 Community consultation and feedback surveys will help determine how a local building could be used to meet the needs of the community.
03/10/2019 £7,700 THAMES CHASE TRUST 5 Deliver community workshops to map local spaces and assets, and discuss how best to use spaces and give them better protection for the future.
03/10/2019 £8,700 HELIX ARTS LIMITED 8 Will work with local people and artists to run creative workshops and co-produce consultancy events, exploring how they can make better use of local spaces to meet cultural, health and well-being needs
03/10/2019 £6,305 WOLVERHAMPTON VOLUNTARY SECTOR COUNCIL 4 Hold consultation meetings with community groups and voluntary organisations to identify specific needs they have around community venues, and learn how to remove barriers to engagement.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Bangladeshi Women's Association Limited 3 Hold a series of workshops to explore what activities and resources are available in the local community. This will help to identify how best two spaces can bring residents together.
03/10/2019 £9,989 EASTON AND LAWRENCE HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT 3 Creative engagement methods will be used to map the needs of local, diverse communities in Bristol. This will increase the benefit provided by two much loved community spaces, ensuring they are sustainable for future generations.
03/10/2019 £7,280 GROUNDWORK OLDHAM AND ROCHDALE 2 Interactive and inclusive events will help collect views on the best use of a local nature reserve. The group will use home visits to reach people who cannot attend community events.
03/10/2019 £9,659 BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN HEALTHY LIVING 5 Plan to consult a group of residents and stakeholders to produce a set of recommendations to make better use of spaces within their community.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Age UK East London 3 Host a series of workshops within the local community hub to determine what local residents and young people would like to see in their area. The team will then link up with experts to help put this into practice.
03/10/2019 £8,825 STONEGROVE COMMUNITY TRUST 1 Host a two-day community workshop to map how local assets might be utilised. They will then organise meetings with stakeholders who can work to make the spaces usable.
03/10/2019 £9,415 3VA 1 Will hold public conversations through events and social media to capture the local community’s views and ideas for an under-utilised park. They will support local people to identify solutions, test ideas, and build a longer-term business case
03/10/2019 £9,922 BARNET COMMUNITY PROJECTS 2 Run engagement and consultation with residents to shape plans for the future of the group's community centre, which is being relocated.
03/10/2019 £9,990 THE THORNTON AND ALLERTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LIMITED 3 Host consultation and engagement activities with the local community to better understand the issues of loneliness, social isolation and lack of social cohesion between communities. This will support the redevelopment of local spaces and services.
03/10/2019 £9,540 AFRICAN HEALTH POLICY NETWORK 1 Fortnightly sessions in community hubs will engage BME groups to decide how to best use local spaces to bring together vulnerable members of the community.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Voluntary Action Camden 1 Will run focus groups and events to examine how community spaces can be better used. This will lead to the creation of a Local Spaces Network to explore the potential of local spaces in Camden.
03/10/2019 £10,000 Birmingham Settlement 7 Use workshops and activities to engage local people and develop an action plan that will improve the organisation's community and youth centre.
03/10/2019 £7,518 NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE 1 Will explore how their café can be a more inclusive, effective and social space through drop-in events, activities, and skills sharing sessions.
03/10/2019 £7,300 CUMBRIA ACTION FOR SUSTAINABILITY 2 Will carry out workshops, events and training of local people to facilitate conversations on how spaces could be better used to address the needs of the community.
03/10/2019 £9,894 FOREST VOLUNTARY ACTION FORUM 2 The group will research challenges faced by the local community and identify underused spaces to meet these needs. They will use their community café as a hub for hosting events and workshops.
03/10/2019 £9,810 STAA Limited Aim to run five monthly community consultation days, events and green space tours to develop a greater understanding of what the community needs in relation to its outdoor and green spaces.
03/10/2019 £10,000 THE FRIENDS OF DERBY ARBORETUM 1 Up to 24 weekly workshops will help local people decide what they would like to see happen to several buildings that would make ideal community spaces.
01/10/2019 £7,500 ELEMENT SOCIETY 2 Funding to support better disability access to Yorkshire House, a mixed-use youth and community venue supporting youth social action.
01/10/2019 £25,000 CONSTITUTION HILL LTD 1 Org that manages cliff-top attractions and the cliff coastal path in Aberystwyth - funding to support accessibility to all and increased financial sustainability.
30/09/2019 £49,755 The Garage Trust Ltd 3 Support weekly art classes in a community building dedicated to improving people’s lives through art.
30/09/2019 £40,000 Exeter Community Centre Trust Ltd 2 Help to refurbish and revamp the top floor of their community centre to open up more space for people to use and increase financial sustainability.
30/09/2019 £49,728 Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) Ltd 5 Support the refurbishment of a new community centre, completing the transformation from an older people’s day-centre to a multi-purpose community asset.
30/09/2019 £49,984 Trowbridge Town Hall Trust 3 Funding will help increase the use of the building, improve facilities and boost business sustainability planning to ensure a positive future for an historic community-run asset.
06/09/2019 £46,808 St Werburghs City Farm 8 Create an online horticultural training programme that can be sold to generate income. Funding will also enable intensive engagement activities to increase inclusion and diversity at the farm.
06/09/2019 £47,949 The Bromley by Bow Centre 7 Fund planning and infrastructure support, training for volunteer leaders and the creation of a toolkit to develop financial sustainability across the community spaces they run.
06/09/2019 £33,987 FISCUS North Limited 4 Enable a mapping exercise of local needs and priorities, support staff costs, and explore plans for a health and well-being space in a shipping container.
06/09/2019 £35,623 Cheshire, Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre 2 Will improve facilities at their centre, create a booking system, and fund staff at a multicultural hub.
06/09/2019 £40,343 Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust 1 The grant will support increased opening hours so the community has greater access to the theatre. Funding will enable a partnership to develop with a health provider that offers social prescribing.
02/08/2019 £10,000 Trinity Project 1 Supporting local people in Cardiff to learn more about gardening, cooking and arts and craft
29/07/2019 £20,000 NYA 2 Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
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
11/07/2019 £20,000 UK Youth 11 Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
11/07/2019 £20,000 Step Up To Serve 5 Joint project to influence DCMS’s proposed 10-year ‘Youth Charter’ and build wider momentum for increased future Government support for the youth sector
11/07/2019 £20,000 HIGHBURY ROUNDHOUSE ASSOCIATION LIMITED 6 Supporting build costs of new youth and community centre in Highbury, North London
10/05/2019 £10,000 Groundwork North East 7 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 1 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 3 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 9 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 6 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 Torbay Community Development Trust 4 Young researchers in Torbay will investigate the impact of social action on loneliness through focus groups and community outreach events.
12/04/2019 £9,419 YOUTHSCAPE 8 Young researchers will compare two social action projects to understand how young people in Luton respond to different types of social action and how it impacts their feelings of loneliness.
12/04/2019 £9,980 NO LIMITS (SOUTH) 2 Supporting young people through Co-research to explore the relationship between youth loneliness and youth social action
12/04/2019 £10,000 The Proud Trust 15 In Manchester, young people from the LGBTQ+ community will explore the barriers and benefits of getting involved in youth social action.
11/04/2019 £170,000 Co-op College 2 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 £50,000 CAST 6 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.
15/03/2019 £40,000 Rotherham Rise 2 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 3 Co-designing changes to their bootcamp to include consideration of wellbeing and mental health.
20/12/2018 £10,000 TDC 1 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 8 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 Daisy Chain 7 Improving their current site to increase accessible activities
20/12/2018 £10,000 Helix Arts 8 Co-designing events and improvements connected to local footpaths
20/12/2018 £10,000 Creative Arts East 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 Developing space and activities at several community centres
20/12/2018 £10,000 OPEN 2 Improving their community space to make it more welcoming and potentially generate hire income
20/12/2018 £10,000 Ideal for All 5 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 2 Making improvements to their community bike shop and community space to make it more welcoming
20/12/2018 £10,000 soundLINCS 2 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 6 Co-designing improvements to a community space used by a range of organisations supporting young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 OSCAR Birmingham 1 Creating a dedicated social space for young people accessing their services
20/12/2018 £10,000 YMCA North Tyneside 11 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 4 Investigating and co-designing solutions to loneliness for young men, including some inter-generational learning.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Become 8 Co-designing the Passport to Parliament project with care experienced young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 The Sycamore Project - Zac's Youth Bars 5 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 5 Developing a new space for use by young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 YMCA North Tyneside 11 Improving a digital hub to make it more interesting and welcoming for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 SkyWay Charity 8 Developing a young person-accessible gym
20/12/2018 £10,000 Canal & River Trust 5 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 2 A young apprentice will be supported to conduct focus groups exploring loneliness and developing solutions.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Whizz-Kidz 7 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 3 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 3 Developing a space with young carers
20/12/2018 £10,000 Himmat 1 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 6 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 6 Improving their Mood Food Cafe to make it a nicer space for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 Empowerment 5 Turning an empty space in their building in to "The Den" - a dedicated space for young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 THROUGH UNITY 4 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 3 Creating new activity and enabling young people to reimagine their venue using tech.
20/12/2018 £10,000 Libraries Unlimited 1 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 6 Developing ways disabled and non-disabled young people can make music together
20/12/2018 £10,000 The Sycamore Project - Zac's Youth Bars 5 Consulting with young people and looking at ways of integrating this insight into existing provision.
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Objectives

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.