Newcastle Cooperative Economy Fund
Supporting the growth of the co-operative economy in the city to boost our local economy and give people more control over things that matter to them.
Projects we're interested in funding
We want to fund locally rooted community initiatives run by local people and organisations to revive spaces, offer services, create work and training opportunities and address local needs.
We know local people are the best placed to shape initiatives to benefit their local area so we are opened minded about the types of projects that pitch to our fund but we need to see genuine support and demand from the community. We hope to see projects that are accountable to local communities and trade to benefit them, reinvest revenue and profits into activity and create new economic opportunity for local people. We will be able to see if you have community support through the number of pledges made, support on the project page, social media or the number of people engaged in the project.
The outcomes of our fund
We will encourage the creation of opportunities for local people to access jobs, training and volunteer opportunities through an entrepreneurial approach to challenges. Investing in new and emerging community initiatives and supporting their growth will see profits stay locally making a local impact.