Co-operative-Led Solutions to Addressing the Climate Emergency

A co-operative economy would mean a democratised local ecosystem where the production and supply of food and other essential goods and services serves all those involved. A local ecosystem where… Read more

A Local Co-operative Economy to Deliver ‘Value for People’

Co-operative Alternatives is delighted to announce the brief Inclusive Growth Strategy: a Co-operative Perspective prepared by Ellie Perrin, researcher from the University of Liverpool.  Ellie has thoroughly analysed current local strategies… Read more

Co-operating for an Alternative Future

‘Mutual Aid is in the co-ops DNA’ was the theme of this year Co-operative Fortnight 2020.  How true is this for local co-operatives? On the 2nd July, some co-operatives and… Read more

The Ballymacash Story Continues

Meeting the Ballymacash Sport Academy members last week was delightful. They are now the proud owners of the first full size, floodlit 3G football pitch in Lisburn. Everyone was very… Read more

Co-operative Fortnight 2020

Every year Co-operative Alternatives with hundreds of co-ops and organisations across the UK work together to promote co-ops during Co-op Fortnight (22 June to 5 July, 2020). This year, we… Read more

Northern Ireland Assembly and Covid-19 emergency legislation. What about co-ops?

On the 2nd June 2020, the Northern Ireland Assembly agreed that amendments to the Northern Ireland’s insolvency and company legislation to assist companies and mutuals in financial difficulties, as a… Read more

Can we talk about a community bank? VIDEO OF EVENT

If you missed the event online, you can watch the video You can hear the speakers Bridget Meehan (from 1:24)  and Paul Gosling (from 9:46), followed by a Q&A… Read more

Can we talk about a community bank for NI? LIVE STREAMING

Co-operative Alternatives invites you to join us at the event on community bank on Thursday the 26th March 2020 at 7.00pm. This event is now a LIVE STREAMING event offering… Read more