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…
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…
This document invites institutions to join Co‑operatives UK and our partnership of anchor institutional investors, to grow the thriving community shares market via investment in…
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.
Read our handy guide, which explains in simple terms what a co‑op is (and why they're so great).
So it's your first day at a co-op and there's so much to learn. But what even is a co-op?
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.
Content by Ownership Hub
The Ownership Hub raises awareness of the benefits of employee and worker ownership at a national level.
The From Conflict to Co-operation series aims to help co-operatives not only to deal with conflict when it arises but also to avoid unnecessary conflict.
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…
With input from 550 co-ops, the National Co-operative Development Strategy was an ambitious strategy to create a more participative economy, published in 2017.
Simply Start-up shows how ordinary people have worked together to successfully build businesses which are both part of, and also strengthen, their communities.
This short report highlights new evidence of people’s discontentment with the amount of control they have over the economy, their workplaces and their local communities.