Dozens of East England charities and organisations to benefit from a share of the Co-operative’s Local Community Fund

Co-op members have helped create a £20 million local community fund. Picture: The Co-operative Grou

Co-op members have helped create a £20 million local community fund. Picture: The Co-operative Group - Credit: Archant

More than 40 East Anglian community groups and organisations are set to receive a share of a £20 million funding pot.

The Co-operative has announced the latest list of organisations, community groups and charities to benefit from the society's local community fund, which is generated from sales and the Co-op's membership scheme.

Amongst the 45 beneficiaries in the region receiving a share of the fund are; Dereham Cancer Care Charity, Mildenhall Scout Group and The Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, with each in line to receive several thousand pounds.

Sam Winter, area manager for Co-op food stores, said: 'As a community retailer we want to support the causes that matter most to Co-op members in the East of England.

'Nationwide the local community fund is making a real difference to charities and good causes throughout the country. Since we launched the membership scheme in September 2016, 8,000 organisations have shared £20 million.'

Here is the full list of causes to receive a share of the Co-operative's Community Fund;

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St Michael's School Library Refurbishment

Aylsham Parish Church (Children & Families)

Bradfield Cricket Club

Willow Tree Garden

Ringsfield Hall

SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes

Friends of Burwell Village College Primary School

Burwell Day Centre

Burwell Museum and Windmill

West Suffolk Association for the Blind


Friends of Priory School

Dereham Windmill

Dereham Cancer Care Charity

2nd Dereham (Toftwood) Scout Group

1st Fordham Brownies

Fordham PTFA

Isleham Primary School PTA

Steel Bones 'For Civilian Amputees'

ICA - The Beeches Community Centre

E.P.I.C. Dad (Fathers and Families Project)

Friends of Lakenheath CP School (PTA)

Lakenheath Little Fishes Pre-school

Friends of Mendham Primary School

Laxfield Pre School

Laxfield All Saints Church Bell Restoration Appeal

Little Miracles CEN

Littleport Community Pre School

YPL Cinema Club

Mildenhall Scout Group

Mildenhall and District Sea Cadets

Friends and Family of Hammerton Court


The Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind


Voluntary Help Centre

Southwold Arts Centre

Wymondham Dementia Support Group

Wymondham Youth Bus

All Aboard!

The Raptor Trust

Costessey Preschool


Cantley School Association

2nd Brundall Rainbows