Community Connect – All you need to know

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Community Connect is a major new initiative which enables Scotmid members to make a difference in their communities.

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Community Connect is simple: Every time a Scotmid Co-operative member shops in a Scotmid Food store they can scan their Community Connect Card to receive one Community Connect vote.

Members then register and attend our twice yearly member meetings to cast their votes to allocate awards of up to £15,000 to three Good Cause Groups.

To find out more about Community Connect please use the links below.

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I am involved with a Good Cause Group

Scotmid’s Community Connect Awards are available to good cause groups and projects across our trading areas in Scotland.

All three member areas in Scotland – North, East and West – will each shortlist three good cause groups, who are looking for funding in their relevant geographical area. All three of the good cause groups shortlisted will receive a share of £25,000. The funds of £15,000, £7,500 and £2,500 will be allocated based on the votes received.

Applications to receive funding in April 2019 are now closed.  Applications for funding in October 2019 will reopen in January 2019

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For over 150 years, Scotmid has worked hand in hand with the communities we serve – Community Connect will exist alongside our Community Grant scheme which has distributed over £110,000 in the last year.

In addition, our Charity of the Year initiative has raised over £1 million in the last three years.

 

Community Connect brand ambassador and record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont pictured at the launch in the North Region, which took place in 2017.