In 2022, we worked with young people and community groups to build a new strategy and vision for the Co-op Foundation. The result of this is 'Building communities of the future together' - a wholly new participatory grant-making approach that will see us support organisations and young people with unrestricted, long-term and trusting funding to build fairer communities in 10 years' time.
This animation brings together our new strategy, vision and our funding approach. It is narrated by Claire (18) - a young person who helped to create our vision.
Let's build communities of the future together.
We’re the Co‑op’s charity and we’re co‑operating for a fairer world.
We believe co‑operation is at the heart of strong communities and this makes us a different kind of funder. We work closely with communities, we listen and we learn. We unlock communities’ power by focusing on those who have most at stake. That’s why we asked young people to shape our vision for fairer, more co‑operative communities. They’re the next generation of leaders and pioneers.
We make it easy for organisations and individuals to access our funds, work with us and campaign alongside us. We’re always ready to share what we’ve learned and we’re proud to be part of the Co‑op.
Co‑operate with us, and let’s build communities of the future together.