Burgess Hill, North Chailey other Sussex groups to benefit from Co-op funds

As a new pot of funding opens for applications, co-operative colleagues in Mid Sussex are celebrating their successful store fundraising in 2020.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:32 pm
Southern Co-operative in Junction Road, Burgess Hill SUS-211204-113506001

As a new pot of funding opens for applications, Co-operative colleagues in Mid Sussex are celebrating their successful store fundraising in 2020.

A total of £12,925 was raised last year at The Co-operative Food stores across Sussex, including The Co-operative Food in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.

To show Southern Co-op’s appreciation to the local causes, the total was rounded up to nearly £17,000 so each cause will receive a minimum of £500.

The funding will go to 21 separate local causes - each of the stores’ local partners.

In Mid Sussex these include 8th Burgess Hill Scouts, Community Transport Sussex, and Sussex Homeless Support.

Holly Bramble, Southern Co-op’s community and campaign co-ordinator, said: “Across all of our stores in the south, colleagues and customers raised a massive £120,000 for local partners.

“This was no mean feat as a lot of the bigger fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

“Despite the pressure a lot of families had to face last year, they have still found time to give generously and make a difference to local causes who have been keeping the communities going.”

To apply for local funding for your group in 2021, visit the Southern Co-operative’s website at www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/love-your-neighbourhood