supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Co-op Foundation - Future Communities Fund
The aim of the Co-op Foundation's Future Communities Fund is to help create a world of diverse and inclusive communities, where the systemic issues of inequity and injustice, especially for young people are addressed.
The Fund offers unrestricted grants which focus on supporting voluntary organisations that are building communities that are:
Diverse, equitable and inclusive
Prioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance.
Your organisation must already be working with a diverse range of young people and supporting them to move into leadership roles.
Who can apply
Only organisations will an annual income of less than £250,000 in the last financial year. You must have at least one year of accounts to apply.
You do not need charitable status, but you must demonstrate you are non-profit delivering public benefit. All of your work must take place in the UK.
How to apply
Complete the first stage eligibility form to check your organisation is eligible to apply. If you are eligible, you will be invited to speak to the team at the Foundation. The Future Communities Collective will then decide if you will be invited to submit a full application. The Foundation will support you to apply in a way that works for you/
When to apply
Stage One applications close at 12:00 on 23 December 2022.