We have been told that our first payment from the Co-op Local Community Fund is on its way. Since 12 November, Co-op Members have chosen to support Building4Life with their 1% and have raised £366.64.

Here’s how it works: every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. The Co-op also gives all of the causes an equal share of the money it raises from sales of carrier bags. Co-op members can register which of the causes they would like their 1% to support. Building4Life is one of the causes in the current funding round, which lasts until the end of October.

If you would like to support Building4Life through you Co-op shopping, new and existing Co-op members can sign up to support Building4Life on the Co-op website.