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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Co-op Alternatives

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

Roundtable and 2019 AGM

WORKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND THE CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMY Why the local economy can benefit from workers co-operatives? What do we need to do to encourage and support the growth of more co-operative… Read more