The three beneficiaries of this year’s Local Community Fund are The Ruddington Pantry, Ruddington & District U3A and 1st Clifton Scout Group. All three will receive cash from the latest round of funding, which runs for 12 months from 24th October 2022.
Member Pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, Gwen Eyre, explains: “The Ruddington Co-op store and the Co-op Funeralcare in Clifton are really excited to be working with these three causes in the coming year.
“Anyone can apply for a membership card for £1. Then, every time a member shops at Co-op, 2p for every £1 spent goes into your individual membership account. The same is then split between national organisations which align with Co-op’s vision of cooperating for a fairer world and local causes selected by Co-op staff, with each receiving 1p per £1 shop.”
You can select the local cause you would like to support from the three options. If you don’t select a specific cause, the Co-op will share the funds you raised equally between all three. Members can also log into their account and change the cause they support at any time.
The Ruddington Pantry said it will use the money to buy an additional fridge-freezer and ambient storage capacity in St Peter’s Rooms: “We would like to buy comfortable seating so visitors can stop for a hot drink and a chat.”
Ruddington & District U3A commented: “We aim to hold targeted sessions to provide our members with knowledge and information relating to physical, financial, personal safety and health issues.”
And 1st Clifton Scout Group said it would like to provide a free-to-all-sections group camp and day trip for its youngest section, the Squirrels: “This is the first section of its kind to be initiated in our district.”
You can find out more about the Local Community Fund, and how you can become a Co-op member at www.coop.co.uk/membership.
Graham Wright via RUDDINGTON.info