Local funding sources

Local funding sources

From local lotteries to supermarket schemes, there are a huge number of opportunities to raise money in your own community. We’ve pulled together information on the key schemes to make it easy for you to identify the best one for you.


The district councils run a weekly lottery with 60% of ticket sales going directly to support local good causes. Links as below:

Chiltern and South Bucks Lottery

Vale Lottery

Wycombe Lotto

SUPERMARKET DONATIONS (click on the supermarket name to be directed to more information)

ASDA GREEN TOKEN GIVING: Asda Foundation Green Token giving provides funding for local charities and good causes nominated by customers and colleagues.

CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: 1% of what members spend on selected own brand products at a Co-op Store goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Applications to be a local cause open again in Spring 2018.

NISA: Making a difference locally (MADL) is a charity launched to help independently run local stores to add value to their communities through donations. Once the stores have a pot of money they can find out what causes the community cares about and donate to them.

SAINSBURY’S: Every year Sainsbury’s work together with customers and colleagues to support a local cause in the local community. These partnerships last for a whole year and include a range of support including awareness raising, fundraising in store, volunteering and donations.

TESCO: Each store holds a community budget to help support with requests for local fund-raising events (see Community Champions below).

WAITROSE: Each branch has a Community matters champion who finds out about potential beneficiaries to benefit from the token scheme based at each store.

SUPERMARKET COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS (click on the supermarket name to be directed to more information)

https://sustainability.asda.com/communities/”> ASDA: The role of a community champion is to work with charities and community groups in their local area so that ASDA can provide effective support. For example: in-store fundraising, colleague fundraising, healthy eating sessions in schools, volunteering in the community and rooms for the community in-store.

MORRISONS: Community Champions are based in each store and support small, local charities wherever they can i.e. bag packs, raffle prizes, store tours and school visits.

TESCO: Community Champions work to ensure that Tesco can bring genuine benefit to the local community be it a local community event, fundraising activities, bag packing or donations.

You can also download this information as a pdf.