Start-up and Development Support for Fair and Ethical Co-ops

Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank have extended their partnership through the Business Support for Co-ops programme to help new and existing co-ops. Created to help build better co-operative businesses,… Read more

Landworkers’ Alliance arrives in Northern Ireland

  The Landworkers’ Alliance is a grassroots union of farmers, foresters and land-based workers. They are launching a new branch in NI on Wednesday 3 May online.  If you want… Read more

Banking & Ethics – Why be Concerned about the Financial Services we use?

The financial sector of the economy claims that it provides financial services. But there is a question which is never asked which we ask in this  second webinar on ethical… Read more

Policy – Belfast Business Survey Results

The results of the latest Belfast Business Survey, carried out in partnership with Belfast Chamber, have now been released. Interesting reading for anyone involved in economic and community development. Belfast… Read more

Cloughjordan Annual Gathering 2023

Tiziana O’Hara attended the Cloughjordan Annual Gathering in-person for agroecological farmers and workers, community food and environmental advocates, and people interested in cooperatives, local resilience, food sovereignty and rural regeneration…. Read more

NI Policy – Co-op Alternatives at Green Party Conference 2023

Co-op Alternatives attended the Green Party conference on Sat the 25 March. The  conference ‘A Cleaner, Greener and Fairer Northern Ireland’ discussed the future of green activism and diversity in… Read more

Watch again – If you missed past events . . .

Image Freepik Open Food Network webinar – Recording This best practice webinar introduced small retail community shops and co-operatives to the Open Food Network, a community-owned software platform that… Read more

Open Food Network webinar

This best practice webinar is to introduce small retail community shops and co-operatives and anyone interested in alternative ways to grow and sell food in NI, to the Open Food… Read more