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

Belfast Food Coop discovered!

Today, Belfast Food Cooperative shared their story in the first of the Discover Coops Series over lunch time. You can watch the recorded session on our Youtube channel  

Jubilant Farm Coop Celebrates Successful Year on UTV’S Rare Breed Series

Jubilee Coop Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm just outside Glynn in County Antrim has had a busy year. Hot on the heels, they have been busy keeping the coop running… Read more