Footprints in the Community delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund

Redcar-based charity Footprints in the Community is delighted to have been chosen as one of the three local causes to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund over the coming 12 months.

Footprints are very grateful to have this partnership with the local Co-op and are urging local members to choose them as their cause, so they can support even more people struggling with poverty and isolation in Redcar and surrounding areas.

When Co-op members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1p from every pound spent goes to support local causes like Footprints in the Community’s Next Step Shop project. 

Next Step Shops are generally the ‘next step’ for many food bank clients and others struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their family. People become a member, pay £2.50 each time they attend, and can then choose 10 items of food with a value of up to £15.

The charity now runs two of these Next Step Shops, one at Queen Street in Redcar and one at Grangetown United Community Hub.  The funding will be used to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to shop members and to offer tasters and recipes for meals which can be made on a budget.

Co-op members can select Footprints’ Next Step Shop as their local cause by visiting

CEO of Footprints Ruth Fox, said: “We really hope that people will visit the Co-op website or download the Co-op app and select us as their Local Community Fund cause, so we can continue making a difference to the lives of local people through our Next Step Shop project.”