Every year, hundreds of co‑ops and organisations across the UK work together to celebrate and promote co‑ops during Co‑op Fortnight.
What is Co-op Fortnight?
Originally launched in 2010, Co-op Fortnight has gone from strength to strength.
Co-op Fortnight is organised by Co-operatives UK and is then brought to life through events and sharing stories about the power of co‑operation via social media.
This year we want to celebrate the diversity of co‑ops so that everyone can see there’s plenty of space for them to join us. Co-ops are a gift that gives back, no matter the nature of the business, the size, or the location.
Co‑op Fortnight takes place between Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July, with the International Day of Co-ops taking place on Saturday 2 July.
Co-op Fortnight 2022
This year we're asking co-ops of all shapes and sizes to come together to help #UnwrapCoops and celebrate WHY we love co‑operatives so much! Get involved with Co-op Fortnight.
Recent campaign themes
- In 2021, the theme was #JoinACoop. The Covid‑19 pandemic forced us to rethink how we do things – as a society, as businesses, organisations and individuals. And co‑ops proved to be a resilient, unifying force during this time. So we spread the word about the benefits of membership and called for people across the UK to #JoinACoop.
- In 2020, we encouraged people to #KeepCooperating, as we witnessed the emergence of a new culture of co-operation in everyday behaviour due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We used this to raise awareness of co‑ops, their values and their potential to change society for the better as we rebuild. Watch our film below.
- In 2019 we called for people to join forces for two weeks of mass co-operation. Co-ops worked together to protect community spaces, hold cooking and gardening activities, host celebrations and spread acts of kindness in their communities.
- In 2018 we celebrated the difference co-ops make across the UK, published The Co-op Economy Report, which revealed co-ops are twice as likely to survive the difficult first five years compared to other businesses, and produced the short film Co-operate.