A Hive of Activity – where ideas turn into plans

Cooperative Alternatives can now offer support through three different programmes funded respectively by the Belfast City Council, The Hive and the Coop Foundation.

  1. Belfast City Council support programme for social enterprises and cooperatives: on offer mentoring, coaching and seed funding for registration for new and emerging coops in the Belfast area.
  2. The Hive. Cooperatives UK  has extended support for a further 12 months to The Hive. 1000 co-ops and groups have already received help under the programme across the UK and it is available in Northern Ireland with Co-operative Alternatives, an approved provider. The Hive is offering up to 10 days tailored business support, training and mentoring. The HIVE prioritise already registered start-up and growing co-ops, emergency support for coops hit  by Covid-19 and struggling as a result of a pandemic, existing businesses looking to convert to worker or community ownership. For more information and for an online application form visit About The Hive | Co-operatives UK
  3. Get Ready to Grow support programme offers action planning, seed  funding and mentoring for new and existing  environmental and collaborative initiatives in Co. Down and Co. Antrim.

Come to Cooperative Alternatives to get further information of any of the programmes and an application form visit www.coopalternatives.coop.

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