We understand that many groups would benefit from some support in monetary funding e.g. to help projects get started or to purchase equipment. For this reason we have established the Love Your Neighbourhood fund which distributes income raised by the carrier bag levy.

Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities can apply for funds from £50 to £1,000.

If you would like to apply for funding, please collect an application form at your local The Southern Co-operative store or funeral home – or download it from below. You must complete this and return it to your local store or funeral home which can be found by clicking on the below ‘Find your store’ button. The decision on your application will be made by the Area Business Manager and you will be contacted if your application is successful. Please allow up to 12 weeks for a decision and payment to be made.

To insure your application is successful, please refer to the guideline while completing your application.



In-kind donation application form

Exclusions list (PDF, 82Kb)



If you have a query regarding eligibility requirements, email: community@southerncoops.co.uk