Community Connect

All you need to know

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

Applications for Community Connect now closed

Applications will reopen in Summer 2023

If you would like to be kept informed of current and future funding opportunities

please email

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.

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

I am a Society Member
I am involved with a Good Cause Group

Terms and Conditions

Scotmid’s Community Connect Award is open to good cause groups and projects across Cumbria, Weardale and Northumberland.

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.