Two-day event – Banking & Ethics

‘Banking and Ethics: why Should we concerned about the Financial Services we use?’ Facilitator: Tony Weekes.The financial sector of the economy claims that it provides financial services. But there is… Read more

Deadline 5 March – Unfound Accelerator 2023

The deadline is 5 March for the Unfound Accelerator 2023 run by Co-operatives UK is a free programme supporting teams to set up a platform business as a co-op (a… Read more

Annual In-person Cloghjordan Gathering

Annual gathering in Cloughjordan in-person gathering for agroecological farmers and workers, community food and environmental advocates, and people interested in cooperatives, local resilience, food sovereignty and rural regeneration. Let’s gather,… Read more

Co-op Alternatives meets Community Finance Ireland

Co-operative Alternatives met Donal Traynor from Community Finance Ireland, a local social lender to social enterprises, including co-operatives North and South of this island.  During the meeting, Donal was interested… Read more

NI Policy – Belfast Business Survey now live

The latest Belfast Business Survey from Belfast City Council and Belfast Chamber is now  underway. This is the fourth business sentiment survey following on from last Autumn. It asks about… Read more

Co-op Alternatives only NI Organisation asked for Submission by the Oireachtas

The Oireachtas – Courtesy Irish Times Irish Policy – Co-operative Alternatives was one of the few organisations, and the only one from Northern Ireland, that was asked to prepare a written… Read more

BIG Co-operative Alternatives News – We are 10 Years Old!

Sunday 26 February 2023 marks the 10th Anniversary of Co-operative Alternatives Co-op. As Northern Ireland’s only body entirely devoted to developing successful co-operatives and community benefit societies, we have grown with… Read more

Ethical Weigh Share Offer Underway

  Tiziana O’Hara addressing the audience at Ethical Weigh’s recent meeting. Ethical Weigh’s new premises. Many congratulations to Ethical Weigh Community Benefit Society Ltd as they have completed their transition… Read more