Local Community Fund

You may have heard about the changes to our Membership that Richard announced last week. If not then Alyson’s blog post tells you all you need to know. We’ve made a short video too.

Members will be able to choose a local charity to donate to. To make that work we’ve built a new service which went live on Friday.


Screen Shot from Co-op Local Community Fund

We built the service with our partners at ThoughtWorksBJSS and others.

ThoughtWorks have been leading our product delivery teams. We have co-located a multi-disciplinary team of product owners, designers, analysts, tech leads and software engineers who have iteratively built the product over recent months. We showcase every week and we’ll continue to develop the service over the summer, shipping often.

BJSS have built our continuous development platform, developer tooling and a number of Service API’s that connect our new digital services to existing Co-op ones.

We’re releasing the membership services in beta to our colleagues in the Support Centre in 1 Angel Square shortly and then a few weeks later to our 70,000 colleagues across the UK. This will allow us to test and learn with our colleagues, try some new things and then launch to our members in the Autumn.

We’ll keep blogging about what we’ve done and what we’ve learned. Let us know what you think.

Dave Johnson

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5 thoughts on “Local Community Fund

  1. Beryl Baxtet June 1, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    How do I get someone to nominate a charity I am a member of the Coop like the blue logo


    • gailalyon June 8, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Hello Beryl. You can send the Charity to the link in the post – they’ll be able to apple from 10th June.


  2. Jane Davies June 5, 2016 / 11:48 am

    How will co-op values & principles be applied to determine successful charities? Some charities or projects are more in line with the Co-op difference than others.


    • Mr. Reginald Wyeth July 16, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      I am chairman of the Taf Q T Dementia Club. We are a registered Charity No 1161025 and are based at the Memorial Hall Whitland ,Carmarthenshire. I am hoping that our club will be considered for the Coop local fund in Whitland. The club meets every two weeks from 2 to 4pm on Friday afternoons. We cater for carer’s and their loved ones suffering from Dementia related illnesses. Membership is free.
      refreshments are free, entertainment is free and we lay on a free bus service for those who no longer have a license to drive or their own vehicle.


  3. Mrs Margaret Farrell July 24, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    I am group scout leader of the 2nd Tuxford scout Group. We are a registered charity, no 1026834. We desperately need new outside doors for our HQ and as they are also emergency fire doors they are very expensive. We have approx 60 children attend meetings each week all from the local community. We are looking at a total cost of about £7000 for all three doors but we can only afford to do one at a time. We would like to have at least the main door replaced by October 2016. We continually try to raise funds but a lot of what we raise goes on Rates/Insurance/Water bills etc. so there is not always a lot left.The postcode for our HQ isNG22 0NA. Thankyou.


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