The Co-op Foundation offers a blend of loans and grants for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces
Places and spaces for people to come together and enjoy shared interests are vitally important for building stronger communities.
If your organisation owns or manages a community space and is thinking about growing its trading activities to generate more sustainable income, we might be able to help your plans take off. We can offer loans towards viable business ideas that will benefit the whole community - particularly those facing greater challenges. If you are based in a more deprived area, or your work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community, we might also be able to offer some grant funding alongside a loan.
Our funding helps organisations to grow, become more sustainable and address social, economic or environmental challenges facing their communities. We know that all organisations are different, and so we always aim to shape our funding around the needs and requirements of the organisation and the local community. Co-operative values underpin everything that we do.