New MSc Highlights Results from a Practice-based Report

Recent findings by University College Cork MSc student, Tebibu Solomon, highlight the common challenges and associated strategies from practice-based research contributing to the success of a co-operative movement. The explanatory… Read more


Give a Shout Out for Co-ops in Belfast’s Economic Roadmap!

The consultation on the Draft Economic Strategy of Belfast City Council is currently underway. The public is encouraged to join the discussion and help build the progress and momentum of… Read more


Co-operative Alternatives 9th AGM

Co-operative Alternatives held its 9th AGM on Friday 11 November 2022. Another very successful year was recorded despite the effects of Covid 19. During the financial year Co-op Alternatives registered… Read more


Warmest festive wishes from Co-op Alternatives

We will be back on Tuesday 3 January 2023.


Free Webinar – Solutions for Emerging Co-operatives in NI – A study

Join this free webinar on Tuesday 13 December 2022 6pm -7.30pm and join the debate as  Tebibu Salomon from University College Cork, reveals the 2022 Practice-Based Research Report findings  on… Read more


First Student-Led Housing Co-op Shines a Light on Accommodation Shortage

(L-R) Chloe Ferguson, Ellen Fearon, Ryan Harling, Grace Boyle from Belfast Students Housing Co-operative and Scott Jennings from SCH. Photo – Ryan Harling Co-op Alternatives recently facilitated a planning session… Read more


Community Greengrocer a Hive of Activity!

L-R – Co-op Alternatives founding director, Tiziana O’Hara (left) with Tatjana Simpson from Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer. Image Courtesy Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer. Carrickfergus Community Greengrocer has received funding under the Co-operative Hive Programme. As… Read more


Local Community put Weight behind Refill Store

A community group has been working hard with the help of many local volunteers to re-open a local refill shop by transferring ownership to the community. Ethical Weigh Ltd based… Read more