News and events

NEW !.......Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund

CFST are delighted to launch a brand new funding programme: The Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund.


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to community groups for projects which

- encourage community responsibility

- develop community capacity

- demonstrate Co-operative Values


Groups must have been members of Midcounties Co-operative for at least 3 months.


Applications for the first round of this programme must be recieved by 22nd July 2011, however there will be further rounds of funding available in 2012 and 2013.


Follow Grants menu on left for Guidelines and Application forms.



Recent Sparkler Fund Grants.


The newly formed Bryn Y Castell Coppice Conservation Group intends to preserve the coppice for the community's enjoyment.

Their Sparkler Fund grant will pay for publicity and supplies for a clear up day which will be the starting point for community involvement.


Bridgnorth Community Radio, an internet based service, will soon be broadcasting on FM as Valley Radio. Their recent Sparkler Fund grant will help them publicise this exciting new venture.

DJs & Divas

Our fundraising charity ball this autumn was a fabulous night out and a huge success! Initial estimates suggest the total raised on this one evening could be as much as £12,000 from tickets sales, a fantastic charity auction and donations on the night.


Huge thanks to our supporters and sponsors for making it all happen!


Hatfields Jaguar

Tranter Lowe

Shropshire Vending

Global Freight

Heritage Glass

Bowyer Styles

SP Holding

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce

Hadley Park Hotel

Darwin ITC


Thank you all!

Picture gallery: DJs & Divas

New online access!

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new website so that you can browse through our latest news and updates and learn more about our projects.


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.

New online access!
Thanks for visiting our new website. Browse it to find out more about us and our projects.