Making a Difference Locally (MADL) is a charity launched to help independently run local stores to add value to their communities.
The communities supported are those which are served by local independently-owned convenience stores that are partners of Nisa, a buying organisation.
The charity helps Nisa stores raise money (see list below) that can then be donated to local charities and good causes. This is done through the sale of selected products in-store, including all Co-op’s own-brand items and those from Nisa’s own-label Heritage range.
Every time an item included in the scheme is purchased, a proportion of the price is added to the store’s MADL fund and this is then donated to good causes in that store’s local area.
We believe that local independently-run convenience stores are at the heart of communities, ideally placed to provide their customers with a personal and friendly service during their shopping trip. Our charity helps them further cement their position in the community – YOUR community – and reward it for the support it has given over the years.
The charity helps the stores achieve this by allowing them to nominate charities or good causes that are local to them to receive a specific donation from us. Donations may be to local sports teams, hospices or one of the many charities operating in the UK.
The criteria that is used when considering whether to approve a donation request is set out below:
The charity’s mission is to invest in building stronger local communities. To ensure that you are truly Making a Difference Locally and to comply with the rules set by the charity’s independent Board of Trustees, your requested donation must:
- Be local to your store (ideally within 10 miles)
- Be a registered charity OR good cause with a dedicated business bank account (we cannot pay cheques to individuals)
- The registered charity or good cause must be transparent and accountable – this means that it must be able to confirm what any donation would be used for on request. There are no minimum or maximum turnover restrictions for the charity or cause.
Nisa locations in Southampton:
178-180 Shirley Rd, SO15 3FN
403 Romsey Rd Maybush, SO16 9GJ
For further questions, contact:
Head Office on 01724 282028
Helpdesk: 08456 044999