Applications invited for 2022 Belfast City Council Support Programme which is now open!

Got a great idea for a new co-op? Applications are invited for the 2022 Social Enterprise and Co-operative Support Programme which is now open. The programme is funded by the… Read more


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Carbon Innovation Fund

Co-op Foundation is offering funding of between £75k and £100k to support food and farming projects that are tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Innovation… Read more


Ecological Design Association NI Hempcrete Building Workshop

Picture of the workshop we ran at Holywood Mens’ Shed This workshop which takes place on Saturday 4 December 2021, is an opportunity to learn about how to mix and… Read more


Community Energy NI at the COP26 march in Belfast

Above, photo under the banner Community Energy NI: Karen Arbuckle from NICE and Anne Ford from Drumlin. Tiziana O’Hara took part with colleagues from NICE and Drumlin at the COP26 rally… Read more


 Global Co-ops – York Collective Webinar – watch again

  The recent Global Co-ops series featured the  York Collective, a new Courier Co-op. Founder member Matt outlined how this not-for-profit worker-owned cooperative of cycle couriers in York, formed as a… Read more


Introducing Rabble Co-op

Rabble Co-op founder members Dessie Donnelly and Ruairi Mc Cann discuss how their co-operative is providing specialised technological services to voluntary, public and private organisations fulfilling a social purpose. The… Read more


Co-operative Alternatives signed up the Joint declaration by UK’s Co-operatives in the run up to COP26

Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Co-operatives UK commissioned research into the climate activity of co-ops in the UK and what support was needed. This involved a review… Read more