Minister Pledges Interest in Community Wealth Building for NI as Co-operative Alternatives Celebrates Raising over £994,000 in Share Capital

Co-operative Alternatives along with Co-operatives UK, recently met with the Minister for Communities,, to discuss the role that all types of co-operatives play; from workers, to housing to community co-operatives in… Read more

Northern Mutual – Ethical, Socially-conscious & Transparent

A warm welcome to a new registered co-operative that Co-op Alternatives have supported via the Belfast City Council programme. Northern Mutual Community Bank will be making a lot of noise… Read more

Co-operatives UK Community Shares Report

  Less than ten years ago, community shares were almost unheard of. Yet since 2012, £155 million has been raised by 104,203 people in the process saving and creating more… Read more

Season’s Greetings

Co-operative Alternatives wish all our members, supporters and co-operators a warm Christmas full of promise for 2021. See you all then!  

Coop Alternatives Webinar-Led Governance Advice Proves Successful

During November and December 2020 Co-op Alternatives in conjunction with the Belfast City Council, ran two successful series of free training webinars focusing on raising awareness of inspiring cooperatives on… Read more

Community-led Housing and Housing Co-operatives

The final webinar of the series ‘The Transformational Power of Co-operatives’  was on Tuesday the 24th from 12.00 to 14.00. The topic we discussed was housing. Community- led housing and… Read more

Co-operative Skills for everyone

We are delighted to announce a new Webinar series called ‘Co-operative Skills’ and open these webinars to anyone involved in co-ops or anyone thinking to set up their own co-op…. Read more

Caring Co-operatives: Co-operatives in Social Care

With the fourth webinar of the series ‘The Transformational Power of Co-operatives’, we are delighted to introduce to our audiences two excellent co-operatives that have transformed the way we can… Read more