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 outlets in these areas, though an application can be submitted if providing services in a wider geography with local branches.

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

  • Community Action – including the development of physical and virtual spaces, and services that bring communities together.  ​
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing ​
  • Food Justice for all – including access to, and sharing knowledge about good quality, nutritious food
Who can help

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact Jo Maddocks on 01603 623 958 or email jomaddocks@norfolkfoundation.com

How to apply

Application is via the East of England Co-op website – use the link below to view the full guidance, check eligibility and apply.   

To find out where your nearest East of England Co-op food store, travel branch or funeral branch is click here to go to our 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.

You cannot reapply to this fund in consecutive years, therefore there must be at least 12 months since your last end of grant was received.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

up to £5,000

Who can apply?

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

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, and South Norfolk

Find Out More & Apply