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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5 years of supporting co-operatives

On International Co-operative Day, Co-operative Alternatives launched “Our impact – 5 years of progress” . The infographics sum up the contribution we made to the local co-operative economy via our… Read more

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