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Our Eco Fund provides grants to worthy local projects that aim to protect and regenerate our local environment.

The Eco Fund first launched in 2008 when we led the way in recycling by levying a 5p charge on one trip carrier bags, in an attempt to reduce the number used.

Now in 2018, each day we hear more news about how our waters are plagued by the devastating effects of the world’s reliance on plastic. Our long term ambition remains for all of our product packaging to be recyclable – which includes looking at opportunities to reduce hard-to-recycle plastic packaging and include more recycled content, so we have set an initial target of 80% by 2020.

There is more good news. As we have seen first-hand what a difference the funding provided by Eco Fund can make within our local habitats, we will continue to support these environmental projects through the funding provided by Eco Fund. As a community retailer we are committed to protecting and promoting our islands’ ecosystems.

Applications for 2018 are now open

Applications for the Eco Fund are open once again from Friday 1 June 2018 and will run until Saturday 30 June 2018. The deadline for applications is Saturday 30 June 2018 at 11.59pm

Local community groups seeking funding to support environmental projects should send details of the project, along with the funding they require.

Apply online using the form below or download an application form and apply in writing to: Tanya Dorrity, Community Officer, Co-operative House, 57 Don Street, St Helier JE2 4TR.

You can read the Eco Fund Terms and Conditions here.

How we've helped previous projects

Find out more about the projects that we've helped - including Guernsey's GSPCA and a dolphin observation project in Jersey - by watching the videos below.  

The 2017 Eco Fund

The 2017 Eco Fund was able to support the following local recipients who received donations accordingly: 

Organisation / project Donation Island
St Peter's School £800 Jersey
The National Trust for Jersey £1,000 Jersey
Reusable nappy demo kits £390.16 Jersey
Squirrel bridge £350 Jersey
Oakward Patients Amenity Fund £1,000 Jersey
Birds on the Edge £2,000 Jersey
Guernsey Beekeeping Association £1,600 Guernsey
St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School £433 Guernsey
Alderney Wildlife Trust £1,128 Alderney
Guernsey Blind Association £1,600 Guernsey
La Hougette School £1,000 Guernsey
3rd Guernsey Scout Group £1,500 Guernsey
Acorn Reuse Centre £1,500 Jersey
Guernsey Pollinator Project  £1,000 Guernsey
iBats - Bat Conservation Society £1,500 Jersey