Latest updates from our boardRelated topic: Co-operatives UK | Resource type: Minutes
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.
Communities doing it for themselves – community shares report 2023Related topic: Business planning | Resource type: Report
Content by Community Shares
It has been a decade since the Community Shares Unit launched in 2012 with over £210 million raised using this unique form of finance.
Elections – canvassing Code of ConductRelated topic: Governance | Resource type: Template policy / document
Guidance for co-operatives to ensure elections are fair for all candidates and the members of a co-operative.
Sociocracy in co-operative organisations – editable templatesRelated topic: Governance | Resource type: Template policy / document
As part of the Sociocracy in co‑operative organisations resource, you can access these editable templates.
Community Shares Practitioner Training Guide 2021Related topic: Finance | Resource type: Application guidance
Content by Community Shares
An overview of the Community Shares Practitioner Training Programme 2021. Includes details on the workshops and follow up accreditation and assessment process.
Social media template policiesRelated topic: Marketing & communications | Resource type: Template policy / document
Social media is a great way to promote your co-op and connect with members and customers. But it's a good idea to ensure all members of your co-op are aware what they can and…
Marketing audit and strategy templatesRelated topic: Marketing & communications | Resource type: Template policy / document
So you need to write a marketing strategy but where do you start?
Model governing documentsRelated topic: Governance | Resource type: Template policy / document
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…
The Co-op Economy: Previous reportsRelated topic: Research | Resource type: Report
Published annually, the Co‑operative Economy Report reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co‑op businesses across the UK.
Financial projection templatesRelated topic: Finance | Resource type: Template policy / document
Download and complete this financial projections template, which acts as the second 'half' of your business plan.
Members MoneyRelated topic: Finance | Resource type: Template policy / document
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…
Community Economic Development Lessons from two years’ action researchRelated topic: Co-op development | Resource type: Report
This report summarises the lessons learned from a two year nationwide action research programme of Community Economic Development (CED). It will be of practical interest to…
Company Directors Consent ActRelated topic: Governance | Resource type: Template policy / document
A template to record consent for Directors joining the board of your co-op.
Society Share CertificateRelated topic: Finance | Resource type: Template policy / document
Worker co-op codeRelated topic: Governance | Resource type: Template policy / document
The Worker Co-op Code sets out anyone should expect and work together to achieve, as a member of a worker co-operative.