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Making a Difference Locally

Making a Difference Locally (MADL) is a charity launched to help independently run local stores to add value to their communities #MakingADifferenceLocally.


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.

Need to know more? Read our About MADL section, read the success stories or get in touch if you have any questions about Making a Difference Locally, we would love to answer them for you.

Success Stories

Nisa retailers are responding to the needs of their local communities by providing additional support for charities and other good causes during perhaps their most trying times to date.

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About MADL

Making a Difference Locally is a charity that has been established to help independent retailers support their local communities.

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The charity is governed by a board of trustees who receive no remuneration from the charity and are in place to ensure any donations made to a nominated charity or good cause will be used appropriately.

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How you can get involved?

Here’s how you can get involved and give back to your community. 

It’s really easy to take part in the MADL mission, and it all starts at your local store. Find yours here: Store Locator.

Donate in store- You can do this by looking out for our bright pink MADL donation tins at the till. You can’t miss them!

Choose Co-op and Heritage own-brand products- Many of our stores stock the Co-op own-brand range, and the Nisa Heritage range.. Every time you purchase an item included in the scheme, a proportion of the price goes straight to the store’s MADL fund.


 How you can get involved?

If you have a question relating to MADL it may be answered in our FAQs below, or alternatively get in touch via the contact form on the About MADL page

How is the Charity Governed?
Who decides on donations?
What are the criteria for donations?
How can I apply for funding for my charity or good cause?

Over 2,500 independently owned stores nationwide.