COMMUNITY projects across the district are set to share a major funding boost from the Co-op

The Local Community Fund has chosen 24 organisations in Tynedale, including North Tyne Youth Club, Reed Hall and Restoring Ratty, which are all set to receive vital funding to deliver local projects in their community.

Last November, 24 projects in the district shared £98,000.

The causes directly benefit from members shopping at their local Co-op across its food and funeral business areas.

In addition to the personal benefits they receive for themselves, one per cent of the purchase value also goes into the local community fund pot. Members can decide how the money is allocated and are encouraged to select the causes they wish to support online.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value at the Co-op said: “Thanks to our members since 2016 more than £56m has been raised for over 16,000 causes.

“Whether it is by protecting and improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills, or promoting health and wellbeing, the money generated by our Local Community Fund changes lives in communities across UK.”

Nick Crofts, president of the Co-op Council added: “The Co-op is continuing to create value for millions of members and local causes.”