Trust and Co-operative Alternatives team up again for Community Shares

The Building Change Trust and Co-operative Alternatives are excited to announce the extension of their highly successful Community Shares Ready! Programme. The project, which started in 2013, will run for… Read more


Group Advice is now available – apply today!

Group advice is a one-day, output-focused meeting between a specialist adviser and a number of co-ops requiring similar support Group advice is available for co-ops and community businesses at various… Read more


NICE community co-operative launched second community share offer

Demand increases for Share of ‘NICE’ green energy High demand for low cost electricity from a host of third sector organisations has prompted Northern Ireland’s only solar energy co-operative to… Read more


Raglan group seek members for Harryville project

Co-operative Alternatives continues its work with the Raglan Community Development Society in Ballymena on the development of an underused credit union building in Harryville, Ballymena. The group are being assisted… Read more


NICE consider second share offer

NICE (Northern Ireland Community Energy) are currently considering whether to put together a second Community Share Offer. Should they go ahead, they would be seeking new third sector businesses who… Read more


‘Down to Earth’ share offer launched

Down to Earth NI, a new community-led, environmentally aware burial project launched a share offer today in what it is hoped will become Northern Ireland’s first woodland burial site in… Read more


More than £360,000 raised as Northern Ireland embraces Community Shares

Northern Ireland is embracing the concept of community shares with four enterprises raising more than £360,000 for community-based projects in the past eight months. The figures were revealed by Belfast-based… Read more


Learn about co-ops in Northern Ireland

Co-operative Alternatives are pleased to present two events in Belfast on Tuesday 20 October. Both events are part of the all Ireland Co-operative Convergence festival www.cultivate.ie . All are welcome at one event… Read more