The Co-operative has announced that the maximum grant will now be £500. Previously, there was no set minimum or maximum amount.
Local community groups, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) acting for the benefit of the local community may apply for a grant.
The funding can be used for one-off investments, purchases or events that address one or more of the following categories:
- Health and wellbeing.
- Fair Trade.
- Social Inclusion.
- Arts and culture.
- Older people in the 65+ age group.
- Active lifestyles.
- Community groups.
Projects must address a community issue or support a local community initiative and provide benefits to the local community.
Applications can be made at any time.