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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Loveworks Co-op loanstock offer NOW OPEN

Loveworks Co-operative is a worker cooperative, which generates dignity and wellbeing for its workers who have gained skills and experience in gardening, bike repair, and baking, and want to use… Read more

Get Ready to Grow – New programme

Get Ready to Grow is a new programme supported by Co-op Foundation and delivered by Co-operative Alternatives. It is for groups working to improve, protect and re-connect with their environment… Read more