A new housing supply strategy: an opportunity for alternative housing models

Image courtesy – EU.org Co-operative Alternatives took part in one of the round-table events organised by the Department for Communities on the new housing supply strategy. According to the Department,… Read more

New Community Ownership Fund (COF) and community shares

Launched on the 15thJuly 2021, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have now opened the first round bidding to the new Community Ownership Fund. The Community Ownership Fund… Read more

‘Rebuilding Better Together’ with Co-ops in 2021

The conference ‘Rebuilding Better Together’ was held on the 1st of July 2021 online to celebrate Co-operative International Day. The event showcased a great number of co-operatives across North and… Read more

Huddle together for Co-op Fortnight & celebrate cooperation!

Over this year’s  Co-op Fortnight – (21 June – 4 July) we celebrated all existing & emerging local co-ops – and the ones yet to start! Co-ops have shown resilience… Read more

Free webinars – September – October 2021

  Community Shares: what are they? Wednesday 22ndSeptember 2021 – 12:00 – 13:30 A free training webinar on community shares for anyone interested in raising capital via a community share… Read more

Community Energy and the new DfE Strategy

NICE and Drumlin, the two energy co-operatives in NI, have jointly promoted community energy since 2020. The joint-committee prepared a position paper on the growth of community energy at the… Read more

CO-OPS MORE RESILIENT TO COVID – Co-op Economy Report 2021

According to the latest Co-op Economy Report issues 28 June 2021, Co-op businesses are more resilient to the economic devastation caused by Covid according to The Co-op Economy Report 2021. This has… Read more

All About Rebuilding Resilience on #CoopsDay

Join us on Thursday the 1stJuly from 10.00 to 1.00 to mark International Day of Co-operatives (#CoopsDay), this year celebrated with the theme of Rebuild Better Togetheracross Ireland. Co-operative Alternatives… Read more