As part of our Stronger Co-op, Stronger Communities ambition, the Co-op Foundation has today announced a new £2 million partnership with Government, that will bring communities together and tackle youth loneliness.
A charity set up by the Co-op, the Foundation works with a network of local partners to strengthen communities across the UK.
Many of our members are already supporting ‘Belong’, the Foundation’s initiative to help young people beat loneliness, by choosing Co-op Foundation as their cause. This work will be extended further thanks to today’s funding boost.
You can read more in a blog which explains how the partnership will make a long-term impact for young people, by Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation.
The £2 million Co-op Foundation funding is part of the wider Building Connections Fund, launched today by the Prime Minister, which will tackle loneliness across all ages. This Government commitment directly responds to the recommendations of the Jo Cox Commission, which our Co-op played a key role in together with our partners the British Red Cross.