Raising money for local causes
The Chelmsford Star Co-op Community Fund
New to 2021, the Community Fund is our latest fundraising initiative designed to support local groups, charities and good causes in Essex.
This grant-giving pot of funds is made up from colleague and customer donations, profits from events, corporate donations, and ticket sales from our in-store raffles. Grants of between £1,500 and £5,000 (for an exceptional cause) are issued throughout the year.
Applications to our Fund will be reviewed and selected by a committee of Chelmsford Star Co-op members.
In previous years, we’ve supported charitable organisations and community groups via our Charity of the Year partnership and our Community Card scheme. This new Community Fund combines the best bits of both.