Community Connect is simple: Every time a Scotmid Co-operative member shops in a Scotmid Food store they can scan their Community Connect Card to receive one Community Connect vote.
Members then register and attend twice yearly member meetings to cast their votes to allocate awards of up to £15,000 to three Good Cause Groups.
Scotmid’s Community Connect Awards are available to good cause groups and projects across Scotmid trading areas in Scotland.
All three member areas in Scotland – North, East and West – 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 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.
Applications for funding are now open.