SE and Co-op Business Support now available from Belfast City Council

If you need support to start-up and develop your co-operative, the Belfast City Council can help out. Watch the new video on what the social economy is on Social economy ( or be inspired by a local case study, the Edenderry Village Energy Co-op:

Through this business support programme you can access dedicated co-operative tailored support on a wide range of issues:

  • advice on legal issues
  • best practice visits
  • business planning
  • help to explore and secure finance
  • help to generate ideas
  • networking opportunities
  • peer to peer learning
  • sales and marketing coaching
  • support choosing the right governance structure
  • tailored workshops

Just express your interest by completing the application form at Belfast City Council. Online forms.