Happy New 2024!

To all co-operators and co-operatives on this island, Co-operative Alternatives wishes you a new year full of unity, harmony and solidarity. Tony, Robert and Tiziana

Upcoming FREE Co-operative Training 2024 – January

New year, new beginnings and new webinars. Co-operative Alternatives will give the opportunity to new and experienced business advisors and any intermediary agencies an introduction to the co-operative business model:… Read more

Upcoming FREE Co-operative Training 2024 – February

Business Planning for Co-ops: What is Different? A business plan is a crucial element for any co-operative regardless of size and type. This session will explore why business planning is… Read more

Support for Belfast Co-ops

The Support programme for co-operatives and social enterprises in Belfast supported by the Belfast City Council is still open for applications! Do not miss the opportunity to avail of the… Read more

Start your co-op

Co-operative Alternatives is delighted to announce that the Business Support for Co-operatives from Co-operatives UK is still available to any new and existing co-operative in Northern Ireland. The programme, delivered… Read more

Building Sustainable Future: the Role and Potential of Co-ops in Ireland.

This workshop brings together those working on co-operatives across Ireland and creates a transdisciplinary space to explore co-operatives’ potential for building postgrowth economies and tackle a wide variety of socio-economic… Read more

Upcoming FREE Training and Awareness webinars

Don’t miss out the last webinar of Co-operative Skills series 2023 before the end of the year: Governance: Good Practice for Societies’ Directors: This session explores good governance practices for… Read more

Social Economy Incentive Fund 2023 – Now Open!

The Social Economy Incentive Fund awarded by the Belfast City Council is now open to online applications from Belfast-based social enterprises and co-operatives. The fund is for new and growing co-operatives and social… Read more