Co-op Local Community Fund

Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

Visit: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966 and www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

£3000 William Openshaw Street Trust

Timesavers based in West Lancashire, have been awarded £3000 from the William Openshaw St Trust to fund their work placements and office work sessions for activities for people with disabilities.

The William Openshaw Street Trust, makes grants to registered charities working in Jersey and Lancashire (as defined before the 1974 boundaries changes). The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories:

  • Education
  • General welfare (particularly the elderly, the blind and the disabled)
  • Family and social welfare

Edward McCarthy said: “On behalf of Timesavers I wish to thank the charity for their most generous funding.”

For more information on Timesavers call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more information on the Trust visit- https://www.vcatrafford.org/news/william-openshaw-street-trust

 

 

 

Thomas Wall Trust

Timesavers have been awarded £1000 towards running costs for various sessions from the Thomas Wall Trust.

Thomas Wall II created his Trust in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

Our regular sessions are on-going, the Computer Drop In sessions will start again later in the year.

 

Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or the Computer sessions at Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission, these will start again later in the year.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

Visit – http://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk/

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.

Community Link Foundation £500 Funding Award

Timesavers have been awarded £500 towards running costs for various sessions from the Community Link Foundation.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

 

Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

Visit – www.clfoundation.org.uk

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.

 

Eric Wright Charitable Trust £500

Timesavers have been awarded £500 towards running costs from the Eric Wright Charitable Trust.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

 

Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

 

 

Visit – www.wlcvs.org

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.

ACT Foundation

Timesavers have been awarded £500 for the Computer Drop In sessions in Bickerstaffe. These took place from February to April and will return in the autumn.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

 

The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (number 1068617).

We provide grants to individuals and other UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly.  Our grant budget is derived from our diverse investment portfolio and we do not fundraise.

At ACT, we believe that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.  Our priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of our 4 life “themes” to be met.  In summary our themes and, therefore, priorities are:-

Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare

Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible

Respite – enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one

Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

Visit – http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.