Launch of Raglan Project
Community Gardens

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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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2017 Network Dinner and a Seminar

In the face of the growing complexity of our geographies, politics and trading environments, co-operatives must continue to do business in a co-operative way to ensure that we "create a world of dignity and opportunity for all". Read more

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New co-op farm offers community supported agriculture (CSA) scheme

A brand new co-operative farm is being set up in Larne in the beautiful walled garden at Drumalis with the aim of providing “good food for all forever”. Founded by… Read more

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