JEDBURGH community groups are celebrating after sharing funding support from Co-op’s Local Community Fund, which will help them make a difference locally.  

Co-op Members have raised the funds to support the local projects they care about by simply swiping or scanning their membership card when buying own-brand products and services, with members earning rewards for themselves and for their community too.

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Co-op’s Local Community Fund has supported over 36,000 local community projects across the UK since it launched in 2016.

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Jedburgh Pipe Band received £2,682 – money it said will “contribute towards new kit to enable members to look smart while out performing”;

Jedburgh 4th Rainbows and Brownies – who benefitted by £2,736 and, Jedforest Instrumental Band who will use the donation of £2,522 to help it repair and, buy new instruments.

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This Christmas, Co-op Members and customers will also have the opportunity to give the gift of community spirit and, provide further vital support to community causes.

Members can donate their Member rewards balance via the Co-op app, and from next week.

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Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Member Participation at Co-op, said: “We’re really proud of our Local Community Fund and the impact it’s had supporting thousands of local causes across the UK.

“These groups deliver incredible grassroot projects, enabling them to provide important services, support and activities for their diverse communities.”