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


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


A New Path for Doubling the Size of the Co-operative Sector

A lively discussion on the New Economics Foundation report “Co-operative Unleashed – Doubling the size of the UK’s Co-operative Sector” was hosted by Co-operative Alternatives in October in Belfast. Claire… Read more


Co-own farmland with Jubilee Farm

Launched on the 20th October, this new community share offer is the 10th share offer Co-operative Alternatives  have supported. The share offer will allow the newly established Jubilee Community Benefit… Read more


Co-operatives Unleashed – A Local Perspective

ANNUAL SEMINAR AND 2018 AGM TUESDAY, 16th October 2018 from 6.00 to 8.30. Registration and refreshments from 5.30. Culturlann Centre, Falls Road, Belfast To register for a free place go… Read more


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