Co-op Alternatives new explainer video
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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 new explainer video

Let's have more co-operatives in 2021.

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We can offer support programmes for setting up your co-op, support you to develop democratic governance, help you to raise finance. Get in touch with us and we help you transforming your ideas in healthy and successful cooperatives.  Let us help you to put your co-op on the map! For more info click here FREE Support


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Co-op Alternatives

Carbon Innovation Fund

Co-op Foundation is offering funding of between £75k and £100k to support food and farming projects that are tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Innovation… Read more

Ecological Design Association NI Hempcrete Building Workshop

Picture of the workshop we ran at Holywood Mens’ Shed This workshop which takes place on Saturday 4 December 2021, is an opportunity to learn about how to mix and… Read more