Grant maker

Co-Op Foundation

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

(Registered Charity No: 1093028)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 127 significant donations totalling £5,189,819

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When Amount Grantee To be used for
26/04/2019 £35,000 CHRIST CHURCH OXFORD UNITED CLUBS 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 FUTURE REGENERATION OF GRANGETOWN (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 (BRISTOL) 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 LTD 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 LTD 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 THE CO-OPERATIVE 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.
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 FOUNDATION Co-designing changes to their bootcamp to include consideration of wellbeing and mental health.
20/12/2018 £10,000 THE TRUST FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES 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 PROJECT TEESSIDE Improving their current site to increase accessible activities
20/12/2018 £10,000 HELIX ARTS LIMITED 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 GRIMSBY CLEETHORPES AND HUMBER REGION YMCA 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 YOUTH TRUST Improving their community space to make it more welcoming and potentially generate hire income
20/12/2018 £10,000 IDEAL FOR ALL LIMITED 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 OLDHAM Making improvements to their community bike shop and community space to make it more welcoming
20/12/2018 £10,000 THE TRUST FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES 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 LIMITED 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 LTD Creating a dedicated social space for young people accessing their services
20/12/2018 £10,000 EXPOSURE ORGANISATION LIMITED 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 HARBOROUGH DISTRICT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHARITY 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 LADS PROJECT CIO Investigating and co-designing solutions to loneliness for young men, including some inter-generational learning.
20/12/2018 £10,000 BECOME CHARITY Co-designing the Passport to Parliament project with care experienced young people.
20/12/2018 £10,000 THE SYCAMORE PROJECT 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 COMMUNITY PROJECTS 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 OLDHAM A young apprentice will be supported to conduct focus groups exploring loneliness and developing solutions.
20/12/2018 £10,000 THE MOVEMENT FOR NON-MOBILE CHILDREN (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 FOUNDATION 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 LIMITED 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 LIMITED Improving their Mood Food Cafe to make it a nicer space for young people
20/12/2018 £10,000 EMPOWERMENT CHARITY LANCASHIRE 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) LTD Creating new activity and enabling young people to reimagine their venue using tech.
20/12/2018 £10,000 LIBRARIES UNLIMITED SOUTH WEST 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 Consulting with young people and looking at ways of integrating this insight into existing provision.
20/12/2018 £10,000 LIFEWORKS CHARITY LIMITED Working with young people with learning disabilities to develop a space that more rurally isolated peers can access and imprive health and wellbeing
06/12/2018 £78,142 THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR BLIND CHILDREN 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 NATURAL COMMUNITY GARDEN LIMITED 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 LIMITED 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 COMMUNITY AND REGENERATION ENTERPRISES "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 LONDON LIMITED 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 CHURCH OF ENGLAND 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 £39,316 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 CITY OF BRADFORD YMCA 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 MANCROFT ADVICE PROJECT (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 LTD 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 CHILDREN'S HIV ASSOCIATION LIMITED 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 (LEEDS) LTD 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 LTD 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 THEATRE COMPANY "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 AND 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.
29/11/2018 £70,000 CHARNWOOD 20:20 "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 THE WELSH ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH CLUBS 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 THE MOVEMENT FOR NON-MOBILE CHILDREN (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 BRADFORD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP "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 - FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE 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 ACTION PROJECTS 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.
29/11/2018 £70,000 ROYAL MENCAP SOCIETY "Gig Buddies" will match young people with learning disabilities with volunteers who help them plan and attend nightlife activities together based on mutual interests.
29/11/2018 £70,000 THE PROUD TRUST LTD Work with LGBTQ+ young people to run awareness campaigns that improve community cohesion, and support schools with peer support groups and LGBTQ+ resources.
29/11/2018 £70,000 NO LIMITS (SOUTH) Train young people who have accessed No Limits’ Advice Centre as "Youth Ambassadors" and helping them to deliver campaigns aimed at addressing youth loneliness.
29/11/2018 £70,000 MAKE SOME NOISE LTD Older secondary school pupils will deliver loneliness workshops in primary schools and a family music festival to help tackle loneliness among younger children starting secondary school.
29/11/2018 £70,000 Community Learning College (CLC) Outreach work to boost young people's work skills and confidence and encourage them to get involved in volunteering in their community.
29/11/2018 £70,000 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION "Youth Ambassador" programme helping local young people learn new skills and work with artists, tutors and other professionals to raise awareness of youth loneliness.
29/11/2018 £70,000 YOUTHSCAPE Bringing together disadvantaged young people to learn how to cook and help them to organise a community cooking event that builds connections with local people.
29/11/2018 £70,000 OFF THE RECORD (BRISTOL) "Freedom" and "Mentality" will support young people who are LGBTQ+ or who have experiences of mental ill health to co-ordinate and deliver campaigns that help their peers.
29/11/2018 £70,000 YOUNG MINDS TRUST The "Youth Activist Programme" will train young people with mental health difficulties to deliver workshops that boost their own skills and confidence and raise awareness of mental health among peers.
29/11/2018 £70,000 YOUTH FOCUS NORTH EAST "Big Days" will give young people the chance to attend events they may otherwise feel excluded from, such as alternative school proms and Valentine's Day get-togethers.
29/11/2018 £70,000 TORBAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST LTD "Together Days" will support community partners to co-design youth social action events that boost the confidence and skills of local young people.
29/11/2018 £70,000 GROUNDWORK NORTH EAST Young people previously not in employment, education or training will become "Northern Navigators" supporting their peers to access health, wellbeing and employability services.
22/10/2018 £10,000 11TH FOLKESTONE (ST JOHN'S) SCOUT GROUP A Scout group that owns its own building and is carrying out improvements and refurbishments including accessible, gender neutral toilets and a new community space for groups to use and hire so that the building is more of a full-time community hub.
06/09/2018 £70,000 BECOME CHARITY Offering a coaching programme to young care leavers in London and the South East, helping them to navigate through the challenging transition to independence.
06/09/2018 £70,000 CHANGING OUR LIVES LTD Common Ground aims to ‘twin’ schools, like towns and cities were twinned to build relationships after World War II. The idea was simple: repair damaged relationships between France, Germany and the UK. Find towns that suffered during the wars and pair the
05/07/2018 £165,000 ENVIRONMENTAL VISION Envision’s ‘Community Apprentice’ project builds young people’s skills and helps them tackle social issues they care about in their local communities. The project will be developed and delivered in partnership with ten Co-operative Academy Trust schools.
05/07/2018 £70,000 CLEAN BREAK THEATRE COMPANY Building on their pilot project, Clean Break are using theatre to help young women with experience of the criminal justice system or at risk of entering it through their Artist Development Programme.
05/07/2018 £65,000 ENVIRONMENTAL VISION Envision will deliver ‘Community-Apprentice – The Health Challenge’ in schools in Birmingham, where they will harness the 70th anniversary of the NHS to improve young people’s health and wellbeing through peer-led youth social action.
08/05/2018 £40,000 HEELEY DEVELOPMENT TRUST Heeley Trust manages a park and runs several social enterprises around it to pay for park maintenance
31/01/2018 £21,500 UK YOUTH A piece of research to better understand how youth work contributes to addressing youth loneliness, and what additional support they could benefit from to better address the issue. the final report can be found here: https://ukyouth.org/wp-content/uploads
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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.