Belfast Food Coop discovered!

Today, Belfast Food Cooperative shared their story in the first of the Discover Coops Series over lunch time. You can watch the recorded session on our Youtube channel  

Jubilee Community Farm Co-op

A journey through Northern Irish Co-ops… Jubilee Farm – a community benefit society Two years on from their successful share offer, which raised £309,020 to purchase the farm and farmhouse,… Read more

Jubilant Farm Coop Celebrates Successful Year on UTV’S Rare Breed Series

Jubilee Coop Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm just outside Glynn in County Antrim has had a busy year. Hot on the heels, they have been busy keeping the coop running… Read more

NOW RECRUITING! Your opportunity to begin something great

Free Training for New Coops Join this free training opportunity on Wednesday 17 February 2021 with Cooperative Alternatives. For mentoring, coaching & seed funding – come to us as we… Read more

Discovery Coops Series

Make room in your diary for the next series on coops. The webinars will take place during 2021 with some dates already announces for February, March and April 2021. This… Read more

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. Belfast City Council support programme for social… Read more

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