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-operative Fortnight 2020

A podcast on co-operatives

In collaboration with Combination NI, we have released a podcast on co-operatives in NI featuring an interview with Ellie Perrin and Tiziana O’Hara to celebrate the beginning of #CoopFortnight2020 #KeepCooperating #JoinACoop.

CLICK HERE: Co-operatives in Northern Ireland PODCAST

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For more events to celebrate and discuss 2020 co-ops, read more here Co-operative Fortnight 2020

 

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Co-operating for an Alternative Future

‘Mutual Aid is in the co-ops DNA’ was the theme of this year Co-operative Fortnight 2020.  How true is this for local co-operatives? On the 2nd July, some co-operatives and… Read more

The Ballymacash Story Continues

Meeting the Ballymacash Sport Academy members last week was delightful. They are now the proud owners of the first full size, floodlit 3G football pitch in Lisburn. Everyone was very… Read more