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Co-operatives UK is the voice for the UK's thousands of independent co-ops. We support co-ops to start up and thrive. Join us to access expert advice, events and training.

What is Co-operatives UK?

Co-operatives UK is a network of thousands of co-operatives. We are owned and controlled by our members, who are member-owned organisations. 

Alongside our members, we work consistently and proactively to grow the co-operative economy by promoting, developing and uniting co-operatives.

Our vision is to build a better world through co-operation.

Our mission is to grow the co-operative economy in the UK.

How do we do this?

We promote co-ops by lobbying policy makers and raising awareness of co-ops to the public through our campaigning activities.

We develop co-ops by providing specialist advice to co-operative businesses, and securing funding to support the sector to grow and thrive.

We unite co-ops by organising national events, local workshops and networking sessions so co-ops can connect, learn and do business together.

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