Our purpose, vision and mission
Our overall purpose is: Co-operating for a fairer world
Our vision is of: Future communities that are fair and built on co-operative values
Our mission is: To co-operate with and fund others to help build these communities in the UK
Let’s build communities of the future together
We’re the Co-op’s charity and we’re co-operating for a fairer world. We believe co-operation is at the heart of strong communities and this makes us a different kind of funder. We work closely with communities, we listen and we learn. We unlock communities’ power by focusing on those who have most at stake. That’s why we asked young people to shape our vision for fairer, more co-operative communities. They’re the next generation of leaders and pioneers.
We make it easy for organisations and individuals to access our funds, work with us and campaign alongside us. We’re always ready to share what we’ve learned and we’re proud to be part of the Co‑op. Co-operate with us, and let’s build communities of the future together.