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Co‑op Fortnight is sponsored by The Co‑op, Central England Co‑op, Channel Islands Co‑op, Midcounties Co‑op, Scotmid Co‑op, East of England co‑op and Southern co‑op

What is Co-op Fortnight

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Every year, hundreds of co‑ops and organisations across the UK work together to celebrate and promote co‑ops during Co‑op Fortnight.

A campaign to raise awareness of co-ops

Co-op Fortnight is organised by Co-operatives UK and brought to life by co-ops across the country. For two weeks every year – in June/July – we come together to hold events, share stories and spread the word about the power of co‑operation via social, broadcast and print media. Launched in 2010, Co-op Fortnight has gone from strength to strength.

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Co-op Fortnight is an opportunity for us to shout about how proud we are to be a co-operative.
– Kellie Bubble, worker owner, Unicorn Grocery

Co-op Fortnight 2022

We want to raise the profile of co‑ops to reach far and wide so that everyone wants to join one. To do that, we’ll be explaining what a co‑op is and why people should choose to shop, join, work or invest in a co‑op. 

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.
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