From Stewart Aitken, Coop Member Pioneer Stonehaven –
Every time Stonehaven Coop members buy Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their purchase is donated to local causes – in their local community.
Now more than ever we are seeing the difference these donations make to amazing causes, especially those supporting their local communities through the current crisis.
Previous recipients have been the friends of the Open Air Swimming Pool who received some £20,000 in 2017/18, and Pillar Kincardine, PAMIS and Friends of Carronhill who all shared about £35, 000 between them in 2018/19.
Last year, the total donated in the Stonehaven area was in excess of £30,000 – interim paymets have been made to partners:
Co-op’s Local Community Fund is now looking for new projects to support.
We want to support projects Coop members care about – which will bring people together to cooperate for a fairer world – with a focus on one or more of the following:
- Bring the community together to help those in need, providing access to life’s essentials, such as community spaces, food and bereavement support
- Support the mental and physical health of others through community wellbeing activities
- Enable people to develop or share their skills to foster community spirit and build resilient communities for the future