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 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


What's new at
Co-op Alternatives

Venture Folk Ltd discovered!

Speakers and founder members Christopher Shannon and Helen Keys introduced the story of VentureFolk Ltd, a worker co-operative, owned and managed by its members; a collective of innovators, creators and… Read more

Good to Grow Co-op

A journey through Northern Irish Co-ops… Good to Grow Co-operative 1 Why did you choose to become a co-op? Armed with a passion for horticulture and a deep concern about… Read more