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The Southern Co-operative Joins Forces with Scope to ‘End the Awkward’

Disability charity Scope is one of four good causes benefiting from The Southern Co-operative’s Carrier Bag Levy Fund. Each cause is benefiting from a donation of £40,000 to address community concerns across Southern England. The Southern Co-operative’s partnership with Scope will support the More Inclusive Neighbourhood theme within its Love Your Neighbourhood community engagement scheme. […]

The Southern Co-operative Supports Unemployed as it Takes Part in Skills for Work Month

Unemployed individuals were provided with practical skills to aid their job search by The Southern Co-operative at their head office in Portsmouth as part of IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future Skills for Work Month. The southern-based business worked with the JobCentre Plus to support around 30 job seekers from mid-September to mid-October with both full day […]

Love Your Neighbourhood promotional material

Love Your Neighbourhood promotional material Are you holding a fundraising event or just want to shout about your partnership to one of our trading locations? Download our promotional materials below. For printed versions, please email: community@southerncoops.co.uk Love Your Neighbourhood 8x2ft banner  

How to evaluate your project

How to evaluate your project There are a variety of ways you could evaluate your project and what you choose will depend on the type of project you are running. It could include using questionnaires, interviews or specific evaluation tools. You may conduct the evaluation yourself or choose to use external evaluators. The Big Lottery […]

Advice on how to use social media

Advice on how to use Social Media Starting promoting your group or charity on Social Media is not always as easy and as straightforward as one might think. While large charities with dedicated social-media teams are puzzling over the merits of Instagram and instameets, smaller charities are working out the best way to harness online communications […]

How to fundraise

How to fundraise Fundraising can sometimes seem confusing, even scary… but it needn’t be.  Anyone can become a great fundraiser by learning the principles behind raising money, then practicing over and over again. While a lot of your fundraising might take the form of sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues, it might not be the […]

How to promote your event

Promoting your event If you are new to press and PR, below are some useful documents on how to write a press release and tips on how to let everyone know about your projects and your progress. Email community@southerncoops.co.uk to let us know about your activity and for extra press support.

The Southern Co-operative Helps ‘Stand Against Violence’ for UK’s First National Day of Non Violence

The Southern Co-operative joined forces with the anti-violence charity, Stand Against Violence, to support the UK’s first National Day of Non Violence #NDNV on 25th September 2016. Stand Against Violence has created a National Day of Non Violence to remember those who have lost their lives to violence. The charity launched the day in the […]

The Solent Way Project Wins 2016 Community and Voluntary Countryside Award

The Solent Way Project, run by The Conservation Volunteers, has been crowned the winner of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Hampshire’s Countryside Awards in The Southern Co-operative sponsored ‘Community and Voluntary’ category. The Conservation Volunteers are a national voluntary organisation that aims to create healthier and happier communities for all. Working with local […]

Your Local Southern Co-operative Food Store is Searching for a Charity Partner!

The Southern Co-operative’s food stores across the south are looking for their local charity partner to fundraise for throughout 2016/17. As part of The Southern Co-operative’s new ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme, the convenience stores are encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply to become their store’s official fundraising partner. Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager for […]