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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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    New Social Enterprise  programme for Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

    Exciting news for the Lisburn and Castlereagh council area – we have launched ‘Business Solutions’ – a new social enterprise support programme in association with Work West Enterprise Agency. The… Read more

    Co-operative Alternatives supports Cohousing NI

    Co-operative Alternatives is currently exploring the potential of cohousing schemes with an emerging  co-operative enterprise, Cohousing NI, as part of the Go Social Programme run by Belfast City Council in… Read more