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 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 2.0 – Recruiting now!

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

A New Path for Doubling the Size of the Co-operative Sector

A lively discussion on the New Economics Foundation report “Co-operative Unleashed – Doubling the size of the UK’s Co-operative Sector” was hosted by Co-operative Alternatives in October in Belfast. Claire… Read more

Co-own farmland with Jubilee Farm

Launched on the 20th October, this new community share offer is the 10th share offer Co-operative Alternatives  have supported. The share offer will allow the newly established Jubilee Community Benefit… Read more