Ideas to promote your cause

The more members that select your cause and shop with us, the more funding your project will receive.

You should encourage members to select you as their cause by promoting your project online, on social media and in your community.


Online

  • If you have a website add a link to your cause’s unique profile page so members can easily find and select you as their local cause.

  • Read the Co-op logo guidelines and find out how you can use our logo when promoting your cause.

  • Download Co-op logo Blue version

  • Download Co-op logo White version

  • If you have a mailing list, email your supporters asking them to become a Co-op member if they haven’t already.


On social media

  • Follow Co-op on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and connect with other causes:

Co-op’s Twitter page – @coopuk

Co-op’s Facebook page


To help you promote your cause, editable posters and social media materials are available to use:

  • Share posts on social media about the Co-op Local Community Fund using the hashtag #ItsWhatWeDo

  • Download the Local Community Fund Facebook cover photo and add it to your Facebook page

  • Download the Local Community Fund Facebook cover photo (in Welsh) and add it to your Facebook page

  • Download the Local Community Fund Twitter header and add it to your Twitter page

  • Download the Local Community Fund Twitter header (in Welsh) and add it to your Twitter page

  • Share your Co-operate page on social media to find support and volunteers using the hashtag #ItsWhatWeDo


In your community

Get in touch with your local Co-op Food store and funeral home. They will be able to help you promote your cause.

Find your local Co-op Food store

Find your local Co-op Funeralcare Funeral Home


Meet your Co-op Member Pioneer

We have Member Pioneers in every community. They are your community contact, who you can go to for tips, support and advice about how to promote your cause.

To introduce yourself, contact a Member Pioneer Co-ordinator who can put you in touch with your local Member Pioneer.

Our Member Pioneers and Co-ordinators work part-time, so there may not be an immediate response to your query.


Advertise for free in your local community

Put up posters at work, community centres, libraries or anywhere there's a public noticeboard.

Download an A3 poster PDF (in English)

Download an A3 poster PDF (in Welsh)


Email your local paper

Contact your local newspaper to let them know you’re part of the Local Community Fund and how their readers can help by becoming a member and choosing your cause. Here’s a template for you to use.

Contact details for local newspapers can be found here.