Guidance for co-operatives to ensure elections are fair for all candidates and the members of a co-operative.
New report ‘Offering Hope to New Generations’ outlines ways how a chronic lack of awareness is damaging the ability of co-operatives to provide answers to social issues faced by…
As part of the Sociocracy in co‑operative organisations resource, you can access these editable templates.
Content by Community Shares
The Community Shares Standard Mark is awarded to community share offers that meet national standards of best practice.
Content by Empowering Places
Empowering Places aims to build more resilient communities by supporting community businesses to provide benefits and opportunities for local people.
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.
The governance wheel depicts the key areas of governance that should be in place within a thriving co-operative business.
This report highlights the success of co‑ops in helping Scots weather the Covid‑19 storm and makes six recommendations for Scottish government to act on, now and after the next…
When registering a new co‑op you need governing documents. These are different depending on the legal form your co-op takes. We have a range of model rules available which you can…
Content by Unfound
Published in February 2019, this report outlines the conditions necessary for platform co‑operatives to become viable alternatives to Big Tech corporations.
Used alongside the Corporate Governance Code, these appendices are designed to enable co-ops to develop their governance practices by adopting policies and processes.
A comprehensive toolkit of finance resources for co‑ops.
Content by Unfound
This paper aims to locate platform co‑ops – or co‑operative platforms – within the co‑operative sector and the wider digital economy, and explore how the International Co‑operative…
Download and complete this financial projections template, which acts as the second 'half' of your business plan.
Housing co-ops have so much to offer. They deliver affordable housing in a climate where both house prices and rents are rising. They help to control and build powerful…
Download the reports and templates from the Members' Money project which reviewed how withdrawable share capital (WSC) is being used as a form of funding by Retail Societies and…