Co-operatives nuts and bolts – exploring co-housing projects

The theme of this session is co-housing projects.   Wednesday, 14th December 2016 Social Economy Village, Work West, 1B Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0XS Time: 1.30 – 3.30   This… Read more


Call for Stormont to support co-operative model

Stormont Executive was urged today to do more to support the Co-operative Movement – a vital source of jobs and wealth generation to the Northern Ireland economy. The call was… Read more


LAST WEEK FOR APPLICATION TO THE HIVE – Co-operative Business Support

The Hive is a support programme for groups who want to explore the co-operative model. Co-operative Alternatives is the preferred provider in NI. Interested groups can avail of free workshops by completing… Read more


Trust and Co-operative Alternatives team up again for Community Shares

The Building Change Trust and Co-operative Alternatives are excited to announce the extension of their highly successful Community Shares Ready! Programme. The project, which started in 2013, will run for… Read more


Group Advice is now available – apply today!

Group advice is a one-day, output-focused meeting between a specialist adviser and a number of co-ops requiring similar support Group advice is available for co-ops and community businesses at various… Read more


NICE community co-operative launched second community share offer

Demand increases for Share of ‘NICE’ green energy High demand for low cost electricity from a host of third sector organisations has prompted Northern Ireland’s only solar energy co-operative to… Read more


Raglan Group working to revitalise Ballymena building

Co-operative Alternatives continues its work with the Raglan Community Development Society in Ballymena on the development of an underused credit union building in Harryville, Ballymena. The group are being assisted… Read more


Success for co-op breweries

Community Shares in locally produced craft beer sold quicker than a cold pint on a hot summer’s day as Northern Ireland’s two brewery co-ops brought in new public investment that… Read more