Policy News – Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023 Report: Driving Positive Change

Co-operatives UK recently published the Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023 report. The report provides valuable insights into the democratic economy and its impact on society. Key Findings: The report highlights… Read more

A New Website for Belfast Co-housing

Belfast Co-housing is a group of local people working together to create a sustainable and permanently affordable cohousing community in Belfast. They are actively seeking out sites across the Belfast… Read more

Save the date – Wednesday 11 October 2023 Co-operative Alternatives Celebrates both 10th Anniversary and Young Co-operators!

Co-operative Alternatives is celebrating its 10th birthday with the Young Co-operators Conference. Helping future-proof new start-ups by engaging with younger generations, who will initiate the co-operatives of the future, is… Read more

Cultivating Community Farming Visit L’Arche Belfast

L-R – Networking at L’Arche, Belfast – Julie Hoey (Azora Co-op), Jonny Hanson (CCF), Sean McDermott (L’Arche), Tara O’Hara, Turnaround Co-op) and Sabrina Scullion (Tenth Glen Co-op). A recent gathering… Read more

Growing a Greener Grocery Experience in East Antrim

Image courtesy Carrick Greengrocers. Connecting producers and suppliers with the community, supporting sustainable farming practices, reducing food miles and engaging with the community, Carrick Greengrocers are an inspiration not only… Read more

Policy Unleash our Potential, We will Deliver – Co-op Alternatives Supports Call for Co-operative Growth

Co-operative Alternatives is backing Co-ops UK’s call on all political parties ‘who share our values of democracy, self-help and solidarity to commit to co-operative growth at the next general election…. Read more

Give co-ops a try – Community Ownership Fund – community shares as match funding?

  The Community Ownership Fund Round 3 Window 1 is re-opening again on 30 August. This fund will: Support community groups to take ownership of assets, which are at risk… Read more

Making Belfast City Centre Greener

Belfast City Council is inviting expressions of interest from organisations with the expertise and capability to undertake a city centre demonstrator project, to include a social farm or garden, potentially… Read more