East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund

The East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund will award grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE), charities and parish councils looking to create or adapt services or activities to address local needs in Norfolk, in locations where the East of England Co-op trades.

You must be within reasonable distance of an East of England Co-op store (food, travel, or funeral) where beneficiaries will be aware of their local presence.

Organisations based in West and North Norfolk are less likely to be funded as there are fewer Co-op branches in these areas, though an application can be submitted if providing services in a wider geography with local branches.

The theme for this Fund is ‘Community Cohesion and Integration’. Applicants must demonstrate that their projects will support people to play an active part in their local community to reduce barriers and inequalities and improve social contact and experiences.  

Applications must address at least one or more of these key areas:​

  • Improved access to social activities for all
  • Reduction in feelings of isolation and improved wellbeing
  • Supported people into education or employment
  • Provided information, advice or guidance to maximise income
  • Evidence of partnership working or alliance formation
How to apply

To apply, click ‘apply online’ below.

Find out where your nearest East of England Co-op food store, travel branch or funeral branch is by clicking here to go to their store locator.  Select the option for ‘All branches’.

The funder will only consider those applications where they are funding 30% or more of the total project cost.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply if you have received a grant from this Fund within the last 12 months.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

£1,000 – £5,000


4 December 2023 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

Find Out More & Apply