Need Funding? Applications will reopen in February 2022

Community Connect – All you need to know

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Community Connect is a major new initiative which enables Scotmid members living in the Lakes and Dales area to make a difference in their communities.

Community Connect is simple: Every time a Scotmid Co-operative Member living in the Lakes and Dales area shops in a Scotmid or Lakes and Dales store they can scan their Community Connect Card to receive one Community Connect vote.

Members then allocate their accumulated votes to decide how the funds are awarded. The funds of £5,000, £2,000 and £2,000 will be allocated based on the votes received from members.


Applications are currently closed but will reopen in February 2022. If you want to be kept up-to-date with funding news please contact

To find out more about Community Connect please use the links below.

I am a Scotmid Lake and Dales member
I am involved with a Good Cause Group

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Scotmid’s Community Connect Award is open to good cause groups and projects across Cumbria, Weardale and Northumberland. Simply apply by 26th August 2021. Funding will be awarded in May 2022

For 160 years, Scotmid has worked hand in hand with the communities we serve – Community Connect exists alongside our Community Grant scheme which has distributed tens of thousands of pounds to small local groups, events and causes. Apply for Scotmid Community Grant.

In addition, our Charity of the Year initiative has raised over £1 million in the last three years.