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2022 drew to a close with an icy December but thankfully two of our spotlighted stories are all about keeping warm.

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Co-op launches £1m ‘warm spaces’ funding boost to keep communities warm this winter


In December, Co-op launched a £1 million ‘Warm Spaces’ fund to help local communities projects stay open and warm this winter. The boost aims to support organisations struggling with rising energy costs and the cost-of-living crisis. Research from 1,600 local communities across the UK showed 59% of projects have experienced less funding over the last year, with over a quarter of community projects at risk of having to reduce services. The initiative from Co-op seeks to support and protect valuable community projects through the winter season.

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Tesco launches new supplier marketplace to cut costs and reduce waste


In late November, Tesco announced a new marketplace, where suppliers can sell or donate surplus stock to other suppliers. This initiative seeks to cut production costs and reduce waste. Tesco Exchange, known by some as Tesco Tinder, is also expected to save customers money. Food manufacturer, G’s Group made the first listing with beetroot peelings, which were used by a livestock farm for cattle feed with the help of Tesco Exchange. The move supports the supermarket’s objective to halve food waste by 2025 and reach net zero by 2050.

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Uniqlo donates thermal clothing and winter essentials to those in need


Uniqlo is supporting those in need this Winter by donating 20,000 of its Heattech and other winter items across Europe in countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Italy. The company also pledged a €50,000 donation to be used for food and other essentials, including a donation of €10,000 and 4,000 Heattech items to the Trussell Trust in the UK. The company aims to stay close to local communities through their LifeWear philosophy and volunteering activities by their staff.

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