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This document provides a brief over-view of the major questions you might have about community-owned media organisations, from what they are and how they work to where you can go to get more information about them. Read More »

A new report reveals the growing numbers of people who are choosing to start renewable energy schemes in their communities, against all the odds.   Read More »

Co-operatives UK and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills have come together to launch the Buy Better Together Challenge - an exciting initiative to help inspire new models of community buying, stimulate enterprise and promote shared learning. Register your interest now! Read More »

A £12m fund offering grants and loans to social enterprises that provide healthcare and social services in England has opened for applications. Read More »

The most comprehensive suite of resources ever to be developed for community enterprises has been launched today by Co-operatives UK, to give community enterprises access to top quality financial, legal and governance advice. Read More »

Nearly 120 practitioners attended the Community Shares policy seminar on Thursday 7 July at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in London. These are the presentations from the speakers. Read More »

A campaign by Co-operatives UK, renewable energy organisations and community groups has secured the reversal of a Treasury decision that would have severely disadvantaged communities hoping to benefit from local renewable energy schemes. Read More »

The Practitioners’ Guide to Community Shares explains how to raise risk capital for ventures serving a community purpose.   Read More »

The next stage in the Community Energy: co-operative solutions project is to spend some time with five energy co-operatives to find out about their practical and policy challenges. Read More »

Today has seen the launch of the coalition government's Microgeneration Strategy (covering in Read More »


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