Downloads and resources

Within input from 550 co-ops, Do it Ourselves is an ambitious strategy to create a more participative economy.

Here you can download a range of documents including a booklet setting out the strategy and a long technical document to accompany the strategy.

Do it Ourselves: A National Co-operative Development Strategy

A 16 page booklet setting out the strategy, core actions and targets for the strategy.


Do it Ourselves technical report

A detailed and in-depth report with details of the innovations and ideas that emerged through the consultation, as well as findings from the census.


A series of background reports:

The original scoping report into a national strategy

A discussion paper on co-ops and capital

A discussion paper by

A discussion paper on co-operative Community Interest Companies

International learning on co-operative development

Order a hard copy of the pack for your co-op, which includes a set of cards, as a creative resource that you and your co-op can use to explore actions to create a participatory economy.