The Co-op Foundation is currently open to applications for grants to the Space to Connect fund. Application deadline is 31 July 2019 (Enhance) and 12 August 2019 (Explore).

Community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate. There are two different strands of funding:

  • ‘Enhance’: grants of £30,000 to £50,000 are available for organisations that are already using community spaces in innovative and creative ways to help them expand their activities and embed financially sustainable ways of working.
  • ‘Explore’: grants of up to £10,000 are available to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges that could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use. Applications close on 12 August 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Co-op Foundation website.