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Grantham causes to share multi million pound funding boost




Community projects in Grantham are set to share a major funding boost as the Co-op welcomes the latest causes to its Local Community Fund.

Seventeen causes were chosen in Grantham including, Bottesford Youth Club, Bingham Town Football Club and Grantham and District Mencap.

Last November, 17 causes in Grantham shared £129,000.

The Co-op has signed the NFU’s plant and flower pledge (15661820)
The Co-op has signed the NFU’s plant and flower pledge (15661820)

The causes directly benefit from members trading with their Co-op across its food and funeral business areas.In addition to the personal benefits they receive for themselves, one per cent of the purchase value also goes into the local community fund pot.

Members can decide how the money is allocated and are encouraged to select the causes they wish to support online.

Nick Crofts, President of the Co-op Council, said: “As a member-owned business with a presence in every community across the UK, the Co-op is continuing to create value for millions of members and thousands of local causes.

“By becoming a Co-op member not only are you receiving great personal rewards and benefits, you are directly helping to support vital community groups in your area.”

Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Shared Value at the Co-op said: “Thanks to our members since 2016 more than £56 million has been raised for over 16,000 causes that make a real difference in their local communities.

“Whether it is by protecting and improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills, or promoting health and wellbeing, the money generated by our Local Community Fund changes lives in communities across the UK.”

The full list of Grantham-based projects that will receive the Co-op funding boost are:

  • Bottesford Youth Club
  • Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust
  • 1st Colsterworth Scout Group
  • Corby Glen Pre-School
  • Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall
  • Friends of Cropwell Bishop School
  • Grantham and District Mencap Ltd
  • Grantham Gateway Club
  • Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
  • Belvoir Vale RDA
  • Ancaster Primary School PTFA
  • Carnarvon Primary School
  • Bingham Town Football Club
  • The Friendly Bench Bottesford Community Group
  • The Spinney - Running Wild In The Woods
  • Cotgrave Methodist Church
  • Parkinson's UK - Grantham Branch

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