Community Connect is a funding initiative which enables Scotmid members to make a difference in their communities. Applications for the next cycle of funding will open on 24th January 2022 and will close on 3rd March. Awards will be made in October 2022
Community Connect is simple: Every time a Scotmid Co-operative member shops in a Scotmid Food or Lakes and Dales store they can scan their Community Connect Card to receive one Community Connect vote.
Members then register and attend our twice yearly member meetings to cast their votes to allocate awards of up to £15,000 to three Good Cause Groups.
To find out more about Community Connect please use the links below.
Scotmid’s Community Connect Awards are available to good cause groups and projects across our trading areas in Scotland.
All four member areas in Scotland – North, East and West and Lakes and Dales – will each shortlist three good cause groups, who are looking for funding in their relevant geographical area. All three of the good cause groups shortlisted in the North, East and West Member regions will receive a share of £25,000. The funds of £15,000, £5,000 and £5,000 will be allocated based on the votes received. The three shortlisted groups in the Lakes and Dales region will receive a share of £9,000. The group with the most votes will receive £5,000 the two runners-up will each receive £2,000.
For 160 years, Scotmid has worked hand in hand with the communities we serve – Community Connect will exist alongside our Community Grant scheme which has distributed over £110,000 in the last year.
In addition, our Charity of the Year initiative has raised over £2 million in the last six years.