The Southern Co-operative: Love your neighbourhood fund

Grants available for: Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities
Size of grants given: £50 to £1,000
Next deadline: No deadlines

Aims of Fund

To benefit local communities.

Who can apply

Charitable or not-for-profit groups. More details about eligibility are available in their Application Guidelines.

How much and what can you apply for

£50 to £1,000 e.g. to help projects get started or to purchase equipment

Grants are made to projects that fit under four broad themes:

Greener Neighbourhoods

  • Helping people to live more sustainably and support, for example, recycling, saving energy, reducing waste, water conservation etc
  • Supporting the creation and/or maintenance of Green spaces. For example,
    • Community gardens
    • Regenerating urban areas
    • Wildlife conservation
    • Wildlife education
    • Encouraging increased engagement with nature

Healthier Neighbourhoods

  • Encouraging engagement in sports and physical activities
  • Improving peoples’ diets and encouraging healthy eating habits
  • Education around food provenance

Safer Neighbourhoods

  • Addressing the root causes of anti-social behaviour
  • Supporting people through alcohol (and substance?) mis-use
  • Educating young people about underage drinking
  • Promoting neighbourhood safety initiatives, such as:
    • High Vis jackets for school children
    • Road safety education

More Inclusive Neighbourhoods

  • Supporting people to become more engaged with their local community, improving outcomes for them and promoting greater social integration. Examples of groups are those linked to:
    • Disability
    • Special Educational Needs
    • Young People who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)
    • The elderly
    • Mental Health
    • Homelessness

How to apply

If you would like to apply for funding, please collect an application form at your local The Southern Co-operative store which can be found by clicking on the ‘Find your store’ button. The decision on your application will be made by the Area Business Manager within 12 weeks of returning your completed application form to the store.

Deadlines for application


Contact details

Page updated 26/1/21 RL

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