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The first Manx causes have already submitted applications for the 2022 Co-op Local Community Fund. Already, multiple Manx causes have applied to receive a share of an estimated in £100,000 in funding from local Manx Coop members.

Online Forum on Tuesday 24 May

An online forum will take place on Tuesday 24 May to help Manx causes apply for funding.

WHAT:Online Local Community Fund Forum
WHY:To help local causes in the Isle of Man apply for a share of an estimated £100,000 in funding
DATE:Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
LOCATION:Microsoft Teams

Key details for Local Community Fund

The successful groups will not-for-profit groups which will be supported to deliver a project to benefit our local community in at least one of these four areas:

  • brings people together to access food
  • helps improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • creates opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • helps people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

Three local causes will be selected from Douglas, Onchan and the South of the Isle of Man. Three further local causes will be selected from Peel, Crosby and the North of the Isle of Man.

Applications close on 29 May, 2022.

Further information, including the online application form, is available online at:

More information

Contact Michael Josem by email to or by any other method.

Don’t forget, local causes need to apply online at by 29 May, 2022.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.