Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are;

  • Tackling food poverty
  • Supporting the vulnerable
  • Supporting the elderly
  • Supporting low-income families
  • Running youth sports teams
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Taking a partnership approach

The programme provides partnership as well as financial assistance. Alongside a grant of up to £1,000, a long-term tailored programme of support is created for successful applicants by the One Stop Community Team and One Stop Store Team. Grant recipients then work in partnership with the One Stop Store Team at their local shop to deliver this programme.

The tailored support from the store teams will help community causes to increase or improve their service by assisting in areas such as but not limited to; volunteering support, fundraising and awareness-raising.

Due to a high number of submissions, we have now stopped taking new applications. Unfinished applications which have already been started may still be submitted once finalised. Application will re-open later in the year.

Apply today

To be eligible to apply, your organisation or project location address must be within two miles of a One Stop store. Each store is able to create a partnership with one group only.

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Step 1 – Check distance to your local store

Before you start your application, please use the below Store Locator to check the distance from your local store and whether funding is currently available there.

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Step 2 – Read the guidance notes

For help with completing your application form online, please see the guidance notes.

Step 3 – Apply

Due to a high number of submissions, we have now stopped taking new applications. Unfinished applications which have already been started may still be submitted once finalised.

We will be accepting new applications again in 2022

We aim to confirm the outcome of your application within six weeks of submission, however, due to a high number of submissions there may be delays.