Welcome to Co-operative Alternatives

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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Co-operative Fortnight 2020

A podcast on co-operatives

In collaboration with Combination NI, we have released a podcast on co-operatives in NI featuring an interview with Ellie Perrin and Tiziana O’Hara to celebrate the beginning of #CoopFortnight2020 #KeepCooperating #JoinACoop.

CLICK HERE: Co-operatives in Northern Ireland PODCAST

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For more events to celebrate and discuss 2020 co-ops, read more here Co-operative Fortnight 2020

 

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Co-op Alternatives

A Local Co-operative Economy to Deliver ‘Value for People’

Co-operative Alternatives is delighted to announce the brief Inclusive Growth Strategy: a Co-operative Perspective prepared by Ellie Perrin, researcher from the University of Liverpool.  Ellie has thoroughly analysed current local strategies… Read more

Co-operating for an Alternative Future

‘Mutual Aid is in the co-ops DNA’ was the theme of this year Co-operative Fortnight 2020.  How true is this for local co-operatives? On the 2nd July, some co-operatives and… Read more