Apply to the Co-op Foundation by 31 December for interest-free loans

Last chance for a little while for UK based Community Spaces to apply for a loan of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities and become more sustainable.

Over the past two years, the Co-op Foundation has awarded more than £2.1 million in interest-free loans and grants to help community spaces all over the UK build their trading activities and become more financially sustainable.

Spaces supported include a community-run lido in Cornwall, a village hall in the Hebrides and a co-operative farm in Northern Ireland.

Grangetown United, a community centre in the north east of England, received £80,000 of investment to help turn a derelict building into a vibrant hub for local people. ‘If the centre wasn’t open I’d just be sat at home…’ Watch the lovely video here or read more

We are proud to have supported the development and roll out of this highly successful fund, in an advisory capacity. The fund will pause after Christmas to evaluate its success and anticipated to reopen at some point later in 2020. The deadline for final applications is 31st December 2019. Click here to find out more and submit your application before the end of the year.