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.
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|
|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|
The Alderney Wildlife Trust no longer needs to rely on volunteers using their own telescopes after a Co-op donation
Scout group to develop a community wildlife playground thanks to The Channel Islands Co-operative Society
THE sale of carrier bags at Society stores are providing more than £16,000 in funding for 15 environmental projects