Local groups cash in on community fund

Charity news
Charity news

Community groups in the Horncastle News area have been benefitting from local shoppers.

The Community Champions scheme sees every one of the Lincolnshire Co-op Society’s 240,000 members linked to a good cause close to where they live.

Every time they use their dividend card in any Lincolnshire Co-op outlets where dividend is issued, a donation from the Community Champions pot goes towards their local good cause.

A total of £43,065 has been raised over the past three months for more than 80 local good causes.

Horncastle Tiny Tots received almost £600 from the scheme, St Michael’s Church at Coningsby £1,494, Woodhall Spa United Football Club £961, Wragby Pre-School £417, St John the Divine at Southrey £329 and Alford Sports Clubs almost £1,000.

Lincolnshire Co-op is encouraging members of local groups and organisations who need money to put towards a project to apply to become a Community Champion.

Application forms in store or at www.lincolnshire.coop/communitychampions.