Cultivating Community Farming – Invitation to tender

We are looking for an Assessor/Evaluator who can help us to measure the impacts of the participating groups and extrapolate the learning of the overall Cultivating Community Farming project. If… Read more


Energy for Edenderry

Founder members of the community co-operative Edenderry Village Energy Ltd, a newly established community co-operative by local residents, in a public meeting, discussed how they could provide long-term reliable heating… Read more


Green Shoots for Carrick Community Greengrocer

Pictured at the community engagement event with Co-op Alternatives founding director, Tiziana O’Hara (left) is Tatjana Simpson from Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer. Image Courtesy Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer. #coopalts #positivecarrick Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer is an… Read more


Co-op Alternatives 2022 – 9th Annual General Meeting

Co-operative Alternatives will hold its 9th AGM between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Friday 11 November 2022. The online meeting will update and highlight a very interesting year which brought about new… Read more


Mobile Horticultural Workshop – have Wheelbarrow, will Travel!

Sandy Carney, from Good to Grow Good to Grow, the local Northern Ireland horticultural co-op brought their interactive horticulture-based workshop to Edenderry Village Energy’s launch event earlier this month in… Read more


Watch again . . .

Missed our recent webinars? You can watch again when it suits you, as they are now accessible to view again. These webinars are part of the series – New Co-op on… Read more


John Hewitt Bar becomes Beer-centric Hub for Boundary Brewery

John Hewitt Bar, Courtesy Belfast Live Drumlin   Named after the famous Belfast poet, the bar on Belfast’s Donegall Street owned by Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre will now be run… Read more


Drumlin Energy Co-op Shortlisted at SENI

Drumlin Energy Co-op have been shortlisted for this years annual Social Enterprise NI Awards (SENI) which takes place at Crowne Plaza Belfast on 14 October 2022. Drumlin are proud to… Read more