Deserving causes in Lowestoft are set to receive a boost - thanks to funding from the Co-op.

After being chosen to take part in its Local Community Fund, local causes have been chosen in Lowestoft.

They include Topcats, Lowestoft RNLI and Friends Of Kessingland Academy, which will receive funding to deliver local projects.

The money is raised by Co-op members when they buy selected own-brand products and services.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and member participation at Co-op, said: "We know that the cost-of-living crisis is making it incredibly challenging for many local causes.

"Our Local Community Fund promotes the development of stronger, more resilient, and fairer communities.

"Our community groups and local organisations are providing valuable services and support to people at a time when they need it most.

"Our Co-op membership is a powerful way for people to make a difference simply by shopping at Co-op."

Co-op members have helped raise £117 million for local communities since 2016, including support for over 30,000 projects across the UK through the Local Community Fund.