Local charities may benefit from fundraising partnerships when they are looking to secure large sums of money and/or are looking to raise the profile of their cause.

Traditionally we have adopted a single charity partner, with customers and colleagues at The Southern Co-operative fundraising for the same charity across the whole of our business for a two year partnership. After consultation with our members and colleagues, and with careful consideration, we have developed a local partnership approach which is managed locally rather than centrally. Charities and good causes will be invited to apply to their local store/funeral branch for support each year. Our colleagues at each store/funeral branch then vote for the cause they wish to support as a team and one which is close to the heart of their local community. Consequently, customers and colleagues will be able to see directly how funds they have raised are being spent and benefiting their local community.

If you would like to apply to become a local partnership, please collect an application form at your local The Southern Co-operative store or local Co-operative funeral home, or download it below. You must complete this and return it to your local store or funeral home. The decision on your application will be made via a colleague vote and you will be contacted if your application is successful.

To ensure your application stand the best chance possible, please refer to the guideline while completing your application.

Apply online



In-kind donation application form

Exclusions list (PDF, 82Kb)



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