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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New support programmes now starting

New support programmes for setting up and grow your cooperatives now available. Get in touch with us and we help you transforming your ideas in healthy and successful cooperatives.  For more info click here FREE Support


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Co-op Alternatives

Save the Date!

International Day of Cooperatives ONLINE CONFERENCE Thursday 1 July 2021   10am – 1 pm This year’s International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) will be celebrated within the theme of Rebuild better… Read more

Co-operative Party Northern Ireland Annual Conference

Zoom on Saturday 22 May 2021  9.30am – 1.00pm In 2021, due to the restrictions imposed following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Co-operative Party is holding a series of virtual online-only Conferences across all areas… Read more