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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. APPLY NOW

Update – Vote Collection is currently suspended to help keep our staff and Member safe. However we will continue with the Community Connect scheme to help fund initiatives in our local communities.


Applications will close 5:00pm on 25th March 2021.

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

Terms and Conditions

Scotmid’s Community Connect Award is open to good cause groups and projects across Cumbria, Weardale and Northumberland. Simply apply by 25th March 2021. Funding will be awarded in October 2021

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.