Diversity, drive and community: co-op ethos shines through on NI study tour

The sun blazed down on a glorious spring day at the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative as a large group of people peered into the River Bann and heard about how… Read more

Join us for FREE tour of NI co-ops

Award-winning Craft beer, expertly refurbished bikes, delicious organic bread and much sought after Lough Neagh eels – what do they have in common? They are all products of successful co-operatives… Read more

Co-operatives nuts and bolts – exploring co-housing projects

The theme of this session is co-housing projects.   Wednesday, 14th December 2016 Social Economy Village, Work West, 1B Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0XS Time: 1.30 – 3.30   This… Read more

Call for Stormont to support co-operative model

Stormont Executive was urged today to do more to support the Co-operative Movement – a vital source of jobs and wealth generation to the Northern Ireland economy. The call was… Read more

LAST WEEK FOR APPLICATION TO THE HIVE – Co-operative Business Support

The Hive is a support programme for groups who want to explore the co-operative model. Co-operative Alternatives is the preferred provider in NI. Interested groups can avail of free workshops by completing… Read more

Trust and Co-operative Alternatives team up again for Community Shares

The Building Change Trust and Co-operative Alternatives are excited to announce the extension of their highly successful Community Shares Ready! Programme. The project, which started in 2013, will run for… Read more

Group Advice is now available – apply today!

Group advice is a one-day, output-focused meeting between a specialist adviser and a number of co-ops requiring similar support Group advice is available for co-ops and community businesses at various… Read more

NICE community co-operative launched second community share offer

Demand increases for Share of ‘NICE’ green energy High demand for low cost electricity from a host of third sector organisations has prompted Northern Ireland’s only solar energy co-operative to… Read more