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Supporting fair and ethical business in partnership with The Co-operative Bank

Business support – panel dates

Business support for co-ops

Below are the Business Support for Co-ops application assessment panel dates.

From tailored support, training and mentoring, to digital tools and events, access support designed to help you start or grow your co-op. Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank supporting fair and ethical business together.

Application process and panel dates

We accept applications on a rolling basis and assess them in regular assessment panel meetings which happen every 4-5 weeks.

Once we have received your application we will first check if it fits our eligibility criteria.

  • If it does not, we will write to explain why and will provide you guidance on other steps you can take
  • If it does, we will submit it to the panel for a full assessment and inform you of the next panel date

We may also arrange a call in advance of the panel to discuss your application in more in detail.   

If you would like your application to be considered for the next panel session, please submit it at least 10 days in advance. Below is a list of the panel dates and the deadline for submitting your application for that panel date. 

If you application has been submitted to the panel for full assessment, we will notify you of the result within 10 working days of the panel date. If your application is successful, we will then start co-ordinating the support package with you. 

Application deadline Panel date
13 February 2023  23 February 2023
20 March 2023 30 March 2023
24 April 2023 4 May 2023
29 May 2023 8 June 2023
7 July 2023 17 July 2023
31 July 2023 10 August 2023
28 August 2023 7 September 2023
22 September 2023 4 October 2023
23 October 2023  2 November 2023
27 November 2023 7 December 2023
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