The pot was raised through sales of the Co-op Group’s summer picnic range
The Co-op Group is giving £1.5m in grants to community foundations across the UK. The retailer is now accepting applications from food banks, volunteer centres, food delivery services and organisations providing outreach services for those at risk of isolation.
The pot was raised through sales of the Co-op Group’s summer picnic range, with the retailer pledging to donate 20p from sales of its three-for-two picnic offer to the National Emergencies Trust (NET). The funding will be distributed by 46 Community Foundations across the UK, who will award grants to local organisations.