About Co-operatives Fortnight

Co-operatives Fortnight is a chance to remind ourselves of the power of co-operation.

It’s a time to co-operate. And after a year of conflict, it's never been needed more. So this year people across the country will be sharing stories of how co-operating, working together, has made a difference.

Running from 17 June to 1 July 2017, it is organised by Co-operatives UK, sponsored generously by some of the UK’s most successful co-operatives and brought to life by co-ops across the UK.

Why? Because we know that co-operating makes a big difference and we think it’s time to remind the rest of the UK too.

Launched in 2010, Co-operatives Fortnight has gone from strength to strength. In 2015 we introduced a focused activity with co-ops across the country organising 'Big Co-op Cleans' that brought people together to tidy up local public spaces or clear out their cupboards for foodbanks. After its successful introduction, The Big Co-op Clean returned for a second year in 2016.

“Co-operatives Fortnight is an opportunity for us to shout about how proud we are to be a co-operative." Kellie Bubble, director, Unicorn Grocery.

Co-operatives Fortnight is sponsored by Central England Co-operative, Channel Islands Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star Co-operative, East of England Co-operative Society, Lincolnshire Co-operative, Scotmid, The Southern Co-operative and The Co-operative Group.