Co-op widens funding criteria

The Co-op, which has supported 71 local charities in just 18 months, is widening its criteria so even more groups can benefit from its Local Community Fund.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 10:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 10:53 am
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When the scheme was launched in 2016, the beneficiaries were limited to local charities but now not-for-profit organisations that do not have charitable status can apply.

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The Co-op, which is looking for the causes that will benefit from the fund in 2019, is currently backing a variety of organisations, including Berwick ARC, Berwickshire Group RDA and Chirnside Civic Week.

Rebecca Birkbeck,Co-op director community engagement said: “By widening our criteria we can encourage even more organisations to apply.”