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.
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.
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.”