Launch of Raglan Project
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Co-operative Alternatives aims to develop and support a strong co-op movement connected across the island of Ireland and doing business in a fair, just and ethical way. We are Northern Ireland’s leading co-operative development agency offering high quality support and expert knowledge to existing and emerging co-operatives.

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NI Co-ops Survey

June 2017

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Whether you know a little or a lot about co-ops we would love to know your opinions – we are asking you to participate in a new survey about co-ops in Northern Ireland. We are hoping to measure the perception and understanding of co-operatives in Northern Ireland and would really value your input. Please help us by taking this survey now – it should only take you about five minutes!

Co-operative Alternatives open this survey to coincide with Co-operative Fortnight, the annual celebration for all co-operatives starting on the 17th June with the encouraging theme “Time to Co-operate!”.


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Co-op Alternatives

Raglan launch Community Share Offer

Raglan Community Development Renovation Society have launched a £120,000 community share offer to begin the first phase of a project that will turn the former Raglan Bar in Harryville into… Read more

Diversity, drive and community: co-op ethos shines through on NI study tour

The sun blazed down on a glorious spring day at the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative as a large group of people peered into the River Bann and heard about how… Read more