When a Co-op member shops at the Co-op, 2p out of every pound spent is dedicated to community causes. Half of that – or 1% of your spend – is shared amongst local causes here on the Isle of Man. The Manx Cooperative Society is looking for new local causes to support.

The fund will help to support projects that:

  1. Enable people to access food and co-operate together to feed everyone;
  2. Help improve people’s mental wellbeing; OR
  3. Offer young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community

Manx causes can apply online from now until 30 May

If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me on 488557 or by email to michael.josem@coop.co.uk anytime.

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.