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Community Support


In this section you will be able to find out more detailed information about our efforts with our local communities and our working partnerships.

At The Southern Co-operative, we genuinely believe that we are a unique local business and we want to demonstrate that we are more than just a local shop. In our eye, the best way to do this is by being at the 'heart of our communities'. We involve ourselves in Fundraising events, run Community Support Card schemes in various stores as well as developing working partnerships with organisations that clearly do a lot of good!

Please click on each of the company logos below to visit their individual websites.


Canine Partners are our Corporate Charity of the Year 2012/13. They assist people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. For further information please visit our dedicated Charity of the Year page.
The Create & Cook Competition is a fun, innovative cookery competition for secondary schools in Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight, run by Fit2Cook Food Education and sponsored by The Southern Co-operative. The competition aims to engage young people with local food, the important issues of food provenance and rural sustainability.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and enhancing local wildlife. They manage over 50 wildlife reserves across the two counties and provide advice and support to farmers and landowners as well as to community groups on how they can help their local patch.
Catch 22
Catch 22 work directly with young people to help them steer clear of crime or substance misuse. They encourage them to do the best they can in school or college and to develop new skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody and play a full part in their local community.
Hampshire Fare
Hampshire Fare are a not-for-profit community interest cmpany, representing around 200 producers, hospitality venues, shops and cookery schools. They campaign to heighten the the awareness and consumption of Hampshire's quality produce.
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust is the largest conservation charity in Dorest with over 25,000 members. Their work extends to influencing others who affect our wildlife and to promoting a better understanding and appreciation of wildlife by the public. They also offer advice to landowners and managers.
Primary Authority
Primary Authority LBRO allows local authorities to make an offer of valuable support to their business community, aligning their regulatory role with corporate commitments to ensure that the local economy prospers, sowing the seeds for a new way of regulating businesses that are committed to compliance.
Drink Aware
Drink Aware are an independent UK-wide charity which aims to change the UK's drinking habits for the better by promoting responsible drinking and finding innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation organisation covering East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove. Their aim is to conserve the Sussex landscape, wildlife and its habitats and to use its knowledge and expertise to help the people of Sussex to enjoy, understand and take action to this end.
The Eye Project
The Eye Project E.Y.E stands for Eco, Young and Engaged. The project is designed for young people that want to make a difference to the local environment. They organise a series of school projects and provide a central location to discuss and share ideas.
Campaign to Protect Rural England
Campaign to Protect Rural England campaign for a beatiful and living countryside. They work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy and to ensure that the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of all sizes and sectors from across the County of Hampshire and beyond, delivering the best products and services, business information and advice to help businesses grow and prosper.
Hanover Community Association
The Hanover Community Association is a charity to improve the quality of life in Hanover and manage the Hanover Centre for the community. We are managed by local people, are financially independent and work with Hanover 10:10 to reduce the environmental impact of our building and activities.
Fareham Community Savers
Fareham Community Savers is a community project aimed at reducing the impact of door step and pay day lenders by encouraging Credit Union membership and developing money management skills, sponsored by The Southern Co-operative, Fareham Borough Council and First Wessex.
Shaping The Future of Portsmouth
Shaping The Future of Portsmouth, working with the City Council and the Education Sector are on a determined path to raise awareness and understanding of the outstanding career and work opportunities that exist with the City. The Southern Co-operative are pleased to play a part in the annual Portsmouth Opportunities Fair at Portsmouth Guildhall.


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