Co-op Women’s Voice in the Co-op Movement

  Launched in 2011, Co-operative Women’s Voices aims to ensure that women are fairly represented at all levels within co-operative businesses and to campaign for gender equity more broadly in… Read more

Community Wealth Building More Important than Ever – The Community Wealth Building Report

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey with members of the panel Launching the Expert Advisory Panel’s independent report, with 26 recommendations to deliver sustainable change, Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey commented that community… Read more

Ground-breaking legislation for the Co-operative sector in Ireland

Image The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment have secured Government agreement to commence drafting the Co-operative Societies Bill. Based on the General Scheme developed by the… Read more

Landmark reform on cards for co-operatives

Co-operatives UK are celebrating! The recent Government announcement that a planned move forward with crucial legislation affecting co-ops. This will enable co-operative societies to offer the option of legally guaranteeing… Read more

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