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.
Content by Business support for co-ops
Introduction Start a co-op is a business support programme for people wanting to launch their own co-op. To be eligible for this programme you must fall into one of the following…
This resource relates to the government energy survey which closes on 23.55pm on 30 October (2022).
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…
Masters student in Creative Advertising Strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University, Rachael Radford undertook a research project to determine how co-operatives can engage more…
The Co-op Economy Report 2021 reveals that co-op businesses are more resilient to the economic devastation caused by Covid prompting a call for more government investment led by…
Content by Empowering Places
Empowering Places aims to build more resilient communities by supporting community businesses to provide benefits and opportunities for local people.
Co-operatives UK monitors a range of data sources to provide the most comprehensive intelligence available on the UK co-operative sector
Published annually, the Co‑operative Economy Report reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co‑op businesses across the UK.
Co-ops across the world are based on shared values and principles. These colourful posters are a great reminder.
Community Economic Development (CED) gives people the opportunity to meaningfully shape the economy where they live. It enables those living, working and doing business in an area…
Alex Lawrie, of Somerset Co‑operative Services CIC, provides ‘an exploration of trust, networking and professional practice amongst social movement activists in the solidarity…
Why do co‑ops appear to be more resilient than other types of business?
A report on the gender pay gap in the co-op sector in comparison with broader statistics.
Ed Mayo and Carina Millstone review data on different forms of ownership between 1985 and 2016.
Professor of Economics Virginie Pérotin looks at two decades’ worth of international data on worker owned co-operatives.