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 community owned sports academy a chance to change lives

The public is being given the chance to improve the lives of young and old alike by investing in Northern Ireland’s first community run sports academy. Ballymacash Sports Academy is… Read more

Collaboration and co-operation key to NI’s economic future say experts

ED Mayo, General Secretary of Co-operatives UK told an audience of co-operative members and supporters in Belfast that the only way that NI businesses can succeed in a global market,… Read more