Please note: The awards for this tranche of grants will not be made until mid April 2013 - Please consider this in your project planning

The Midcounties Co-operative has over 350,000 members and more than 9,000
colleagues making it one of the UK’s largest independent retailers. Our
purpose is to work towards a better, fairer world, enhancing the lives of our
colleagues, members and customers and the communities we serve. We believe in:


  • Democracy – ensuring the views of our membership are
    reflected in the way we run The Midcounties Co-operative
  • Openness – being open and honest and fair in our
    dealings with everyone we come into contact with
  • Equality – recognising the contribution that everyone
    can make in developing The Midcounties Co-operative
  • Social Responsibility – reflecting our responsibilities
    to the wider community in the way we conduct our business


Our  Board has four key social goals, these are:


  • Supporting Communities
  • Defending the Environment
  • Developing Young People
  • Developing Co-ops



The  Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund  (MCCF)

is for the benefit of communities where The Midcounties Co-operative
trades. You can see where our stores are  located by clicking Co-operative
Community Funding - The Midcounties Co-operative


MCCF welcome applications from all Community and Voluntary groups that are working in their communities and have a particular interest to hear from projects that are supporting our social goals.


Who can apply?

To apply for funding the applicant (individual submitting the form) must be a
member of The Midcounties Co-operative and membership should have been in place for at least three months prior to application. 
Further details on membership can be obtained here


Groups need to:

  • Be working within The Midcounties Co-operative trading locales
  • Be a not for profit, third sector voluntary or community
    group active in their local community and run by local people,with an income of less than £200,000 (in the last financial year)
  • Be established for at least 12 months when you apply 

much can you apply for?

are up to a maximum of £2,000 and groups are advised only to apply for the
amount they need to purchase an item of equipment or to fund a project.


What to do next?

Please ensure
your group satisfies all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the Grant Guidelines prior to applying to the above grant programme.


If after reading the Grant Guidelines you feel that your project fits the criteria then you can apply for funding at Co-operative Community Funding - The Midcounties Co-operative

Good luck with your application!

MCCF Grants Guidelines Round 4
MCCF - Grant Guidelines - Round 4.doc
Microsoft Word document [146.5 KB]

Get involved!


Community Foundation Grants

Grants £250 -£5,000. Funding is still available for local projects, run by local people, in areas of disadvantage.  Application deadline: Friday, 1st March 2013



Further information in our Grants section or contact for more information and an application form.





The Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund. Up to £2,000 grants for community groups who have been members of Midcounties Co-operative for at least 3 months. The programme is now open for applications.  The closing date is 8th February 2013.


Check in Grants section for more details.

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