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Co-op Foundation

Community Development

1 in 3 young people are lonely. Belong is a UK-wide project bringing young people together and giving them the tools to tackle loneliness.

Total received £268,547.77

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About this cause

The Co-op Foundation is the Co-op’s charity. We help disadvantaged communities work together to make things better. When you choose to support the Co-op Foundation, you’re helping reduce inequality in our communities, giving extra funds to local areas of high deprivation and people facing challenging times. All our activities are run in partnership, so giving to the Foundation also benefits the many other charities and community groups we work with. We support our partners to work co-operatively, learning from each other to improve things locally, and uniting to make a bigger difference at a national level. And because the Foundation was set up by the Co-op, with an endowment that covers our day-to-day costs, every penny you give will go directly to our community projects.

How this cause brings people in the community together

65% of young people say youth loneliness is a problem. ‘Belong’ is our three-part plan to tackle this. With your support, we’ll help 7,500 young people beat loneliness by funding a UK-wide network of projects. Secondly, we’ll create resources that strengthen local services. Finally, we’ll engage 25,000 young people to break down stigma.