Applications for the 2022 Co-op Local Community Fund are now open to local causes across the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund is funded by members of the Manx Cooperative Society shopping at the Co-op, with 1p of every £1 spent by members being dedicated to local causes.
“Manx Coop Members are contributing around £100,000 to six local causes this year through this program, and applications are now open for the coming year,” said Andrew Corrie, Area Operations Manager at the Co-op. “With our Crosby store now open, and more people benefiting from Co-op home delivery across the Isle of Man, we’re hoping to contribute even more this year.”
The successful groups must be a not-for-profit group and 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: https://causes.coop.co.uk/
This year, the beneficiaries of the Local Community Fund are Isle of Man Walking Football, Isle of Play, ME Support (IOM), The Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund, 1st Laxey Beavers, and Friends of Bunscoill Rhumsaa.
Michael Josem, Co-op Member for Douglas, Onchan and the South, will host an online forum at 8pm on Tuesday 24 May to answer any questions from local causes about the process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Local causes need to apply online at https://causes.coop.co.uk/ by 29 May, 2022.