Community Dividend Fund

Community Dividend Fund in action

Background

The Tamworth Co-operative Society has always supported the local community. In 1889, for example, we gave cash to a local cottage hospital, the fire brigade, and even to a member who had lost his horse. This tradition of giving has lasted for more than a century and today’s Tamworth Co-op helps the community in many ways.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we held an annual Christmas memorial service for people who have lost loved ones. The Society supports various charities too with ad hoc donations. Our Community Dividend Fund generates a five-figure sum each year which is split between 12 worthy organisations across our trading area.

These are the good causes supported by each branch in 2021:

Branch Charity
Bolehall Ankermoor Primary School
Dordon Dordon Primary School
Dosthill Dosthill Primary Academy
Glascote William McGregor Primary School
Kingsbury Kingsbury Primary School
Lichfield Willows Primary School
Polesworth Nethersole Church of England Academy
Rosliston Roslistion Church of England Primary School
Supermarket Moorgate Primary Academy
Stretton The Fountains High School
Wood End Wood End Primary School
Whittington Whittington Primary School

“We’re local, we’re independent and we care.” 

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Tamworth Co-op helps Polesworth ATC to reach new heights

The sky’s the limit for a group of Polesworth air cadets after they were handed a cheque for £1,305 from one of Tamworth’s best-known businesses. 1200 (Polesworth) Air Training Corps will use the money from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund to buy a flight simulator to gain a realistic experience of flying aircraft.

Tamworth Co-op bonus to stroke support group

A vital support group, which caters for people who have suffered strokes, has received a cash bonus from the Tamworth Co-operative Society. Trevor Baker, chairman and treasurer of Tamworth Stroke Patients and their Carers Group, receives a cheque from Tamworth Co-op’s Ron Constable (right) in front of several members who attend the monthly meetings at the Carnegie Centre.

Tamworth Co-op helps Dogs’ Rehoming

A dog rescue organisation which prides itself on preventing healthy strays from being unnecessarily put to sleep has received a whopping £808 cheque from the Tamworth Co-operative Society. Dun Roamin, of Dosthill, is a not-for-profit organisation which collects stray dogs on behalf of Tamworth District Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council. The animals in its care are vaccinated, kennel cough inoculated, micro chipped and health checked by vets. They are then housed with other dogs at Witherley Boarding Kennels and Cattery. The dogs are kept for an indefinite period of time until they are found suitable new homes.
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