30 community projects across Arun and Chichester to share money from the Co-op’s Local Community Fund

Community projects across the Arun and Chichester districts will share thousands of pounds raised through the Co-op’s Local Community Fund this year.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 5:17 pm

30 causes from across the area will get a share of the money raised by the supermarket’s members across its food and funeral business areas, with one per cent of members’ spending going into the local community fund pot.

Nick Crofts, president of the Co-op Council, said: “As a member-owned business with a presence in every community across the UK, the Co-op is continuing to create value for millions of members and thousands of local causes. By becoming a Co-op member not only are you receiving great personal rewards and benefits, you are directly helping to support vital community groups in your area.”

The causes which will get a share of the Co-op’s Local Community Fund this year are:

Petworth Community Garden received more than £3,000 as part of the Big Co-op Payout

• Bognor Rugby Academy

• Cancer United

• Hft Sussex

• Home-Start Hampshire in Havant

• Pagham Ponies Horse & Pony Sanctuary

• The Sylvia Beaufoy Centre

• Oving Jubilee Hall

• Friends of Hambledon School

• The Friends Of Bourne

• Respect and Protect Wildlife Education

• Saltwater Creations CIC

• St Nicholas Church, Arundel

• 1st Barnham Scout Group

• Hayling Island First Responders

• Pagham Luncheon Club

• Men’s Shed Petworth

• Dementia Support, Sage House

• Follow Your Dreamz Performing Arts CIC

• Tuppenny Barn

• Selsey Care Shop

• Bognor Regis Sailing Club

• Safe in Sussex

• Walberton Preschool PTA

• Bridge Church, Hayling Island

• 4Sight Vision Support

• St Mary the Virgin Church, Petworth

• Tangmere Youth Club

• Stage One Youth Theatre

• Age Concern Southbourne

• Medmerry Primary School

Last November 29 causes across the area shared £65,000.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value at the Co-op, said: “Thanks to our members since 2016 more than £56 million has been raised for over 16,000 causes that make a real difference in their local communities. Whether it is by protecting and improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills, or promoting health and wellbeing, the money generated by our Local Community Fund changes lives in communities across the UK.”