Are you Central Co-op’s new charity partner?

We're on the search for new charity partnerships! In line with our commitment to creating a sustainable Society for all, we're opening the floor to all registered charities, both on a national and local level, to nominate themselves to be our new charity partner.

Are you Central Co-op’s new charity partner?

To kickstart the selection process, we've created an online survey for charities to fill out - providing valuable insights into the alignment of our values and strategic focus areas, which include improving mental health and wellbeing, helping young people thrive and protecting the environment. The information gathered will then be used to create a shortlist of potential charity partners.

The survey was officially launched on Monday 11th March and will run for 4 weeks. Once concluded, Central Co-op Members will have the opportunity to review the shortlisted charities and vote for their preferred choice. This democratic process ensures that Members have a voice in selecting a charity partner that truly resonates with them.

The announcement follows a successful seven year partnership with Dementia UK. During this time, Central Co-op and its Members have proudly raised around £2.5 million pounds for Dementia UK, contributing to the vital support and services the charity provides to those affected by dementia.

Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO at Dementia UK, reflected: “We’re so grateful for the ongoing support from Central Co-op colleagues, customers and Members since 2017. It’s been our longest-standing and highest value partnership to date, and over the last seven years the number of Admiral Nurses has grown from 200 to 447. Together, you’ve raised an incredible £2.5 million which has provided a lifeline to thousands of families living with dementia when they’ve needed it most. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I’d like to offer a personal thank you, on behalf of all of us at Dementia UK, for taking us closer to a world where no one faces dementia alone.”

Hannah Gallimore, Social Change Manager at Central Co-op, added: "Our partnership with Dementia UK has been one of mutual effort and shared values. Together, we've made a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by the disease, playing to our individual strengths in order to make a meaningful difference. It's been a collaborative journey where both parties have benefited, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside Dementia UK.

"As a co-operative, we believe in the power of collaboration and giving back to the communities we serve. We’re thrilled to launch this initiative to find a new charity partner that shares our values and vision for creating positive change."

Charities interested in applying can access the survey online at The survey will remain open for applications until the 8th of April, so what are you waiting for!