The Ballymacash Story Continues

Meeting the Ballymacash Sport Academy members last week was delightful. They are now the proud owners of the first full size, floodlit 3G football pitch in Lisburn. Everyone was very… Read more


Co-operative Fortnight 2020

Every year Co-operative Alternatives with hundreds of co-ops and organisations across the UK work together to promote co-ops during Co-op Fortnight (22 June to 5 July, 2020). This year, we… Read more


Northern Ireland Assembly and Covid-19 emergency legislation. What about co-ops?

On the 2nd June 2020, the Northern Ireland Assembly agreed that amendments to the Northern Ireland’s insolvency and company legislation to assist companies and mutuals in financial difficulties, as a… Read more


Can we talk about a community bank? VIDEO OF EVENT

If you missed the event online, you can watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtepPkLN2qo You can hear the speakers Bridget Meehan (from 1:24)  and Paul Gosling (from 9:46), followed by a Q&A… Read more


Can we talk about a community bank for NI? LIVE STREAMING

Co-operative Alternatives invites you to join us at the event on community bank on Thursday the 26th March 2020 at 7.00pm. This event is now a LIVE STREAMING event offering… Read more


Loveworks Co-op loanstock offer NOW OPEN

Loveworks Co-operative is a worker cooperative, which generates dignity and wellbeing for its workers who have gained skills and experience in gardening, bike repair, and baking, and want to use… Read more


Get Ready to Grow – New programme

Get Ready to Grow is a new programme supported by Co-op Foundation and delivered by Co-operative Alternatives. It is for groups working to improve, protect and re-connect with their environment… Read more


Roundtable and 2019 AGM

WORKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND THE CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMY Why the local economy can benefit from workers co-operatives? What do we need to do to encourage and support the growth of more co-operative… Read more